My favorite plant in the garden right now is Artemesia versicolor. I ordered this a few years ago from High Country Gardens, one of my few ventures into the world of mail order.
I love the way it roils over the stone edging of this berm, reminding me of the crest of a wave breaking on a rocky shore. Loree (Danger Garden) brings us a chance to strut our favorites on the last Friday of each month. Won’t you join in?
Yes, this is a beauty. I like the way you describe it as “rolling across the berm.” Hmmmm, I might have to order that one for myself. Great choice!
It took about three years to bulk up enough to make an impact, but I started with a very small plant.
My friend and work pal Gina gave me one of those last year. I love it too! Great texture plant for sure. I think I need to move it so it too can “roll over” something. 🙂 I just might have to join in this week!
Do join in. We’d all like to see what gains your favor.
That’s one I’ve been meaning to try. I love its curlicue foliage.
Frothy, isn’t it? A fairly unique quality for a plant.
It does look very oceany. :o) Fish would be a cute accent.
Hah! I have just the thing. Thanks for the witty tip…I would expect no less.
I love it’s causal nature. The color and texture are pretty fantastic too!
I’m smitten with that one, too. Does it ever flower/set seed for you or can you propagate it some other way?
It has been putting out some flowering stalks. I usually cut them off right away, but I’ll save them for you if you like.
Xera has them, so I’ll get my own. Though I’d never turn down seed!
Good to know where they can be found. I’ve been saving seed with you in mind.
It looks great on the berm. I like this plant a lot too and also ordered some from High Country Gardens. It didn’t work here, not sure why so I might try again.
It was my only success from that source. Seems like it would be happy in your climate. Go figure.
Gorgeous! I may have to seek that one out!
I don’t see it often in nurseries…don’t know why.
Beautiful! I just planted two of these this year. Can’t wait for them to look like yours!
I look forward to seeing how they look in your garden.
I love the silvery feathery foliage, and also the curliques. I can see a handlebar moustache. I like plants that just mound and don’t get tall and flop, great find!
We finally got some long awaited rain. Now that floppiness you refer to is making an appearance. We’re never satisfied, are we?
You were way ahead of me Ricki, I just recently discovered this beauty. Of course I jumped right in and now have several (4). I was just at Xera yesterday and can vouch for their having quite a few – if you’re looking to add to your collection.
Are yours in your front garden? Funny that you would have 4 and, with all my space, I have only the one. It is in a smallish berm though and I have no other areas where it would work as well. Thanks for the sourcing tip just the same.
Interesting plant. It does have a foamy sort of texture.
That’s what I think.
The foliage is wonderful. It actually reminds me of Arizona cypress foliage.
I’m not familiar with Arizona cypress, but that kind of foliage on an upright form would be something to see.
Most Artemesias do well for me so this is one to look for; I like your description of it rolling over a stone; it does have a wave-like quality.
I think it would be fabulous in your garden.