Cutflower Nomenclature

Scientific/Botanical Name:

Genus: Senecio

Specie: S. bicolor


English Name:


Common Name:

Silver ragweed, dusty miller, (other plants with similar foliage share this name) silver leaf.

Botanical Family:

Name in Latin: Asteraceae

Name in English: Aster, Daisy, Sunflower Family

The Plant

Origin: western and central Mediterranean

Growth Habit: evergreen, branching shrub

Flower: yellow daisy-like , in dense capitula

Blooming Period: spring-summer

Leaf: felt-like, tomentose, pinnate, stiff with oblong and obtuse segments.


Ornamental widely used because of silver foliage . Use in container of bedding, also cut

Care and Handling

Soil: potting

Amount of water: do not over water

Nutrition: standard liquid fertilizer, every 3-4 waterings

Special handling: winter hardy, full sun but light shade tolerant.

Special feature/remarks:

all parts are poisonous if ingested.