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dusty miller

n.
Any of various low-growing plants chiefly in the composite family, having woolly silver-gray foliage.
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dusty miller

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1. (Plants) Also called: snow-in-summer a caryophyllaceous plant, Cerastium tomentosum, of SE Europe and Asia, having white flowers and downy stems and leaves: cultivated as a rock plant
2. (Plants) a plant, Artemisia stelleriana, of NE Asia and E North America, having small yellow flower heads and downy stems and leaves: family Asteraceae (composites)
3. (Plants) any of various other downy plants, such as the rose campion
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dust′y mill′er


n.
1. any of several plants having woolly foliage.
[1815–25]
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Noun1.dusty miller - shrubby perennial of the Canary Islands having white flowers and leaves and hairy stems covered with dustlike down; sometimes placed in genus Chrysanthemum
composite plant, composite - considered the most highly evolved dicotyledonous plants, characterized by florets arranged in dense heads that resemble single flowers
genus Tanacetum, Tanacetum - a large genus of plants resembling chrysanthemums; comprises some plants often included in other genera especially genus Chrysanthemum
2.dusty miller - stiff much-branched perennial of the Mediterranean region having very white woolly stems and leavesdusty miller - stiff much-branched perennial of the Mediterranean region having very white woolly stems and leaves
genus Senecio, Senecio - enormous and diverse cosmopolitan genus of trees and shrubs and vines and herbs including many weeds
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
3.dusty miller - a plant having leaves and stems covered with down that resembles dust
centaury - any plant of the genus Centaurea
4.dusty miller - herb with greyish leaves found along the east coast of North America; used as an ornamental plant
genus Artemisia - usually aromatic shrubs or herbs of north temperate regions and South Africa and western South America: wormwood; sagebrush; mugwort; tarragon
wormwood - any of several low composite herbs of the genera Artemisia or Seriphidium
5.dusty miller - an old cottage garden plant of southeastern Europe widely cultivated for its attractive white woolly foliage and showy crimson flowersdusty miller - an old cottage garden plant of southeastern Europe widely cultivated for its attractive white woolly foliage and showy crimson flowers
lychnis, catchfly - mostly perennial herbs with sticky stems that catch insects; widespread in north temperate zone
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References in classic literature ?
Lucy and I had both a fight for it with the dusty miller. I know it was a hard fight on my part, and I am quite heroic.
Combine these with compatible colours and different textures and fill gaps with colourful foliage such as silver-leaved dusty millers, heuchera, black grass or Ophiopogon Nigrescens and tails of ivy.
Complementing the bride's ensemble was a hand-tied bouquet of white hydrangeas, peach roses, dusty millers, and greenery from her grandmother's garden.
en, gh nd en w For maximum impact, mix in with pots of Solanum (winter cherry) and silver-leaved dusty millers. th nd Expert tip: Florists' cyclamen will not survive winter temperatures outdoors and should be grown in bright, direct light in a cool room.
Begonias, petunias, snapdragons and portulacas, as well as the cool-temperature tolerant pansies, violas, carnations and dusty millers, can be started now.
The bride carried a bouquet of white antique roses, baby calla lilies, baby's breath, and dusty millers. The bouquet was tied together with white lace from her mother's wedding gown and accented with a handkerchief from her grandmother, given to her earlier that day, and a monogrammed handkerchief that was the groom's late grandmother's.