Daisy relatives that range from garden cineraria and dusty miller to vines, shrubs, perennials, succulents, even a few weeds. Succulents are often sold as Kleinia, an earlier name.
- Shrubby perennial in Zones MS, LS, CS; USDA 7-9.
- Annual in the Upper South.
- To 2212 feet tall and wide.
- Woolly white leaves cut into many blunt-tipped lobes; clustered heads of yellow or creamy yellow flowers in summer.
- Gets leggy unless sheared occasionally.
- Full sun.
- Needs good drainage, little to moderate water.
- Striking in night garden.
- Deer don't seem to care for it.
- Silver Dust grows 10 inches high and wide, with deeply cut, velvety, silvery green leaves.
kenya ivy, natal ivy, wax vine
- Evergreen vine in the Tropical South; houseplant anywhere.
- From Africa.
- Twining or trailing vine to 612 feet., with thin, succulent stems and thick, 2- to 3 inches-wide, waxy or rubbery leaves shaped like ivy leaves, with three, five, or seven shallow lobes.
- Tiny yellow daisies in summer.
- Leaves of 'Variegatus' are boldly splashed with creamy white.
- Give part shade and moderate water.
- As houseplant, grow in sunny window and water only when soil is dry.
- Feed monthly with a general-purpose liquid houseplant fertilizer; in winter, stop fertilizing and reduce water.
senecio viravira(Senecio leucostachys)
- Shrubby perennial.
- Zones MS, LS; USDA 7-8.
- Native to Argentina.
- To 4 feet tall and wide, with sprawling habit.
- Leaves like those of Senecio cineraria but more strikingly white, more finely cut into much narrower, pointed segments.
- Creamy white summer flowers are not showy.
- In full sun, it is brilliantly white and densely leafy; in part shade, it is looser and more sparsely foliaged, with larger, greener leaves.
- Tip-pinch young plants to keep them compact.
- Moderate water.