If you are looking for a low growing or ‘prostrate’ silver foliage plant then Artemisia caucasica is it. And this is one of the best ground covers for very dry, poor soils.
Often going under the name of ‘Silver Spreader’ it will reach 3-4 cm and spread over .5m.
The silvery green foliage looks good year round, small pale yellow flower in late summer are an added attraction. It copes well with dry conditions and poor soils and can easily be pruned back to shape as required.
This is a tough plant that needs little care, it grows well in full sun, needs water only in long dry spells and is an excellent selection for the rock garden.
The foliage is heavily dissected and is a nice silvery green. Artemisia caucasica can be pruned back to maintain shape if required.
Artemisia caucasica Summary conditions.
- Position – Full sun.
- Soil – Well drained is essential. Best position is in a rock garden, as this is a species that does not tolerate wet soil at any time.
- Fertiliser – Best not fertilised at all
Artemisia caucasica – Silver Spreader is available for sale from the following nurseries
395 Lesters Rd Ascot VIC 3364 - phone (03) 53434303
Specialising in beautiful perennials & bulbs including new releases from Europe & USA. Many hardy, rare & difficult to find ‘drought hardy’ plants, quality vegetable & flower seeds.
52 Rodd St Canowindra NSW 2804
An online nursery specialising in drought and frost tolerant perennials and fragrant, edible and herbs.