The Artemisia ?Silver Mound?, Artemisia schmidtiana, is a wonderful soft, silky, silver-gray accent that is useful in many gardens. ?Silver Mound? is a non-spreader and produces small yellow flowers. The foliage has wonderful fragrance. With a height of 12″-14″ and a plant spread of 12″-24″, this plant cannot be passed up. ?Silver Mound? needs full sun and will grow well in average, well-drained soil. It well do best in low humid areas but is drought tolerant. Its excellent foliage goes great in front of borders to set your garden apart from the rest. Try ?Silver Mound? with Echinacea ?Purple Coneflower? or Rudbeckia ?Black Eyed Susan? to add interest in your garden or to accent fresh or dried flower arrangements.
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The Artemisia ?Silver Brocade?, Artemisia stelleriana, is a compact, silver-white, wooly perennial with a plant spread of 24-30? and a height of 15?. ?Silver Brocade? produces yellow flowers in early summer, (not being showy). The foliage, however, has a wonderful fragrance. This striking variety is most noticeable when planted in perennial beds and borders and in herb gardens for color and texture. ?Silver Brocade? likes sandy soil but needs a well-drained area and should be planted in full sun with a small amount of afternoon shade. Try ?Silver Mound? with Echinacea ?Purple Coneflower? or Rudbeckia ?Black Eyed Susan? to add interest in your garden or to accent fresh or dried flower arrangements.
The Buttered Popcorn’, Ranunculus repens, is a great ground cover that vigorously spreads to 4′. Its broad finley cut leaves are silvery-green with a variegated chartreuse edge. It has delicate yellow flowers in late spring but is mostly grown for its striking foliage color. ‘Buttered Popcorn’ needs to be planted in a full sun location with well-drained soil.
The Phlox ?Emerald Blue?, Phlox subulata, is an ideal ground cover with dark blue flowers and a thick mat of semi-evergreen foliage. Blooming from April to May, it has a plant height of 4-6? and a spread of 18-24?. It is a definite addition to any perennial garden. ?Emerald Blue? needs to be planted in a full sun area in well-drained soil. Use ?Emerald Blue? in rock gardens, as a spread over curbs and short retaining walls, or in difficult edges of dry streambeds.
The Phlox ?Candy Stripe?, Phlox subulata, is an ideal ground cover with masses of tiny white flowers with a pink mid-stripe and a thick mat of semi-evergreen foliage. Blooming from April to May, it has a plant height of 6? and a spread of 12-18?. It is a definite addition to any perennial garden. ?Candy Stripe? needs to be planted in a full sun area in well-drained soil. Use ?Candy Stripe? in rock gardens, as a spread over curbs and short retaining walls, or in difficult edges of dry streambeds.
The Periwinkle ‘Wojo’s Gem’, Vinca Major ‘Wojo’s Gem’, is a new selection of trailing vinca with creamy yellow centers edged and flecked with dark green. It is idstinct from Vinca ‘Illumination’ with larger leaves is hardy in protected spots in zone 6. Use in as a spreading groundcover to brighten shade gardens. Beautiful cascading down slopes, banks, walls and curbs. Pest and disease free. Herbaceous perennial.
The Vinca Minor ‘Illumination’, produces near continuous foliage changes. Spring growth emerges chartreuse then brightens to golden yellow. Each yellow leaf is edged with a grass green margin. Later in the year plants turn to cream on attractive pink stems. Direct sun will prematurely bleach foliage. Blooms in late spring and continues sporadically through the summer. Flowers are Dutch blue, 1 inch wide for high contrast against foliage. Dramatic alone in hanging baskets for long golden tresses. Ideal foliage accent for color pots too. In the garden use as a spreading groundcover to brighten shade gardens. Beautiful cascading down slopes, banks, walls and curbs. Pest and disease free. Herbaceous perennial.
The ‘Oriental Limelight’, Artemisia Hybrid, is a tall grower that’s great in large containers. The mounding self-branching habit makes ‘Oriental Limelight’ an ideal companion for many flowering plants. An aggressive grower with variegated lemon yellow and green foliage. It has beautifully marked foliage and is a hardy herbaceous plant, though it will stay evergreen in a mild, sheltered spot.
The Moneywort ‘Goldilocks’, Lysimachia nummularia, also known as Creeping Jenny, displays trailing discs of greenish gold that turn-bright yellow in sun. An attention-getting groundcover that’s also a superb addition to patio pots and hanging baskets. This Moneywort is versatile, tough, and extra cold-resistant. This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds.
The Lysimachia ?Golden Moneywort?, Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’, also known as Creeping Jenny, has dime sized, wonderful evergreen and yellow veined foliage with bright yellow blooms. This easy growing Lysimachia is perfect for brightening any garden. With a plant height of 6?, ?Golden Moneywort? is known as being a little invasive. Lysimachia should be planted in full sun, but can tolerate some afternoon shade. The sun will help it maintain its golden color. It does need moist soil in a well-drained area, not allowing it to dry out between waterings. ?Golden Moneywort? is a great ground cover and looks wonderful planted in perennial gardens or around water gardens.