Snowy Owl Dusty Miller

Centaurea 'Snowy Owl'

Big, beautiful, velvety white leaves add variety to the garden all season long. This tough annual loves full sun and can tolerate drought. A fabulous addition to a colorful mixed container.
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9-11: Perennial
Grow as Annual in all zones

Good to Grow...for one season:


Full sun

Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.


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Botanical Pronunciationsen-TAR-ee-uh
Average Size at MaturityReaches 18 in. tall, 16 in. wide; flowers to 20 in. tall.
Bloom TimeSpring
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorSilver-green
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean
Landscape UseContainer, Mass Planting, Cutting Garden, Accent
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsDahlia (Dahlia), Coreopsis (Coreopsis), Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum), Coneflower (Echinacea)

Provide well-drained soil or potting mix. Allow soil to dry moderately between waters. Feed regularly throughout the growing season.

This Plant's Growing Zones: ALL

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone:

Grow As Annual in All Zones