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Silver Bullet® Dusty Miller
Artemisia stellerianna 'Silver Bullet'
Height: 8 inches
Spread: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: 4b
Other Names: Beach Wormwood, Sage, Mugwort
Brand: Proven Winners
Beautiful lacy silver foliage is valued for its texture and contrast in the garden; this variety attracts wildlife and is resistant to deer; does best in poor, dry soils, an ideal groundcover for adverse conditions where little else will grow
Silver Bullet® Dusty Miller's attractive tomentose lobed leaves remain silver in color with hints of bluish-green throughout the season. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.
Silver Bullet® Dusty Miller is an herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Silver Bullet® Dusty Miller is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
- Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
Planting & Growing
Silver Bullet® Dusty Miller will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for clay, alkaline soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.