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Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
Botanical Name:Spyridium parvifolium
4 synonyms:   Cryptandra hookeri , Cryptandra parvifolia , Pomaderris parvifolia , Trymalium parvifolium
Common Name:dusty miller
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Medium Shrub (1 to 2 m), Tall Shrub (2 to 6 m)
Partial Shade, Shade
Well Drained
1-3 m x 1-2 m
Foliage:Dark green oval leaves to 25mm long with notched ends and pale green beneath. Stems are hairy and rusty in colour.
Flowers:Small white honey-scented flowers in flat clusters surrounded by dusty-white floral leaves. Flowers from July to November.
Small to medium dense upright shrub. Tolerates dryness once established. An attractive shrub provides a light screen and brightens up dry and shady areas.

  1. Whitehorse Council
  2. Yarra Ranges Council (Victora, close to us)
  3. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA, technical, good photos)
  4. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia)
  5. NatureMapr (Canberra)
  6. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical)

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