As a child 60 years ago my grandma had dusty miller around the garden. They have purple flowers and silvery green thick leaves. Now I see Cineraria silver dust is being called dusty miller. Very confusing. Have photo but don't know how to get it on here
Yes, common names for plants are very confusing. Many plants are called the same thing, making it very difficult to pin down what you are looking for. It is always best to use the Latin nomenclature when referring to plants, as that will always lead you to what you are looking for every time.
It gets good sunlight No over watering is done potmix.is well drained But don't understand why it's drooping Please help
That looks to be clay, instead of potting mix. Clay is not going to allow the plant roots the aeration that it needs. This will, ultimately, lead to overwatering, as the top of the soil dries out but the bottom remains saturated.
These are xeriscape plants, and will require far less water than your average houseplant.
Try watering less, and providing a well draining potting mix that does not contain clay. This should resolve the drooping.
This article will offer more information on the care of the plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/dusty-miller/growing-dusty-miller.htm
I started growing newly dusty millers in the front yard and they are doing too swell. Can I transplant my successful dusty millers to the front yard ??
Yes, you can transplant dusty miller. Just be sure to get most of the root ball and keep it watered after planting to reduce the transplant stress.
I read details on my favorite plant, dusty millers. It specifically said that dust millers are perennials that may come back in zones 8-10. I’m so stoked because mine came back bigger, bushier, and more beautiful this past summer. I’m amazed by this and want to know how this could happen! Or did I just make a discovery? :)
Planting next to that red brick, likely, kept the area warm enough to simulate a slightly warmer climate. This is a useful thing about planting near brick walls! It is a neat trick to get some things that wouldn't survive out in the open in your area to survive just fine.
Here is a collection of articles that will offer more information on the plant: