Definition of dusty miller in English:

dusty miller


  • A plant of the daisy family with whitish or grayish foliage.

    • ‘Good foliage plants for fillers are low-growing artemisias, dusty miller, and golden, purple, or tricolor sage.’
    • ‘Heliotrope is never invasive, so it can be grown in patio containers where vinca, dusty miller, or marigolds make attractive companions for its delicate flowers.’
    • ‘Don't forget to factor white and blue into your planting scheme; both do a great job of cooling off and separating drifts of hot-colored plants, as do gray-foliaged plants such as santolina, artemisia, and dusty miller.’
    • ‘Artemesia, plectranthus, snake plant and dusty miller are often used in summer for the color and texture of their foliage.’
    • ‘The foliage of dusty miller, ivy, and lamb's ears also dries nicely and contrasts well with the blooms.’


Early 19th century: named from the fine powder on the flowers and leaves.