Dusty Miller survived winter!!??

f1focusJuly 4, 2008

This is strange. I am 6a and these dusty miller that I planted last year, lived all winter, buried in snow, and now will be blooming.

I though they are hardy to zone 8.

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whynotmi(5/6)

Oooh! Nice. Maybe you have a tiny micro-climate of zone 8 there? Could be a nice place to vacation in Feb. ;^)

    Bookmark   July 5, 2008 at 9:30AM
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msaunt(5BS)

I'm in NE OH near the lake (where it's a tad warmer) and dusty miller comes back every year. My mother has had it in her back garden forever!

msaunt

    Bookmark   July 5, 2008 at 9:48PM
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f1focus

I was surprised since it stayed nice looking too all winter. Lost some of the "dustiness" for a bit.

I am right on the lake too.

    Bookmark   July 6, 2008 at 11:54AM
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merrygardens(z5 MI)

I'm in Zone 5 Michigan, and I, too, was pleasantly surprised to see this plant survive the winter, with no special treatment.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2008 at 2:43PM
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paul_(z5 MI)

Not surprising -- my folks live in z5. They had bunch of DMs that wereat least 10 yrs old. Ripped just about all of them out last year or two. Folks just got tired of them after that long.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2008 at 5:35PM
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karenforroses(z5 NorthernMI)

WE're in Northern Michigan, near Lake Michigan, and I've had Dusty Miller come back also, especially if we have a good snow cover winter. Snapdragons become perennial here a well!

    Bookmark   August 18, 2008 at 12:15PM
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gardenwitchddr

my sis in law has dusty miller as well and after doing some looking in most nothern states that get so found that it is in fact a perennial.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2008 at 1:24PM
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