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Image of Salvia argentea photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Silver Clary, Silver Sage)

Silver sage is a biennial or short lived perennial which is admired for its striking silvery leaves displayed in flat, spreading rosettes. Native to the Mediterranean region of southern Europe and northern Africa, this unique plant is well adapted to long, hot, dry summer conditions. Its large scalloped foliage is densely wooly, soft and appealing to the touch. Tall branched spikes of white flowers appear in the second year of growth. These should be cut to the ground as soon as they fade to...

(Japanese Pincushion Flower)

A smaller, more finely textured version of pincushion flower, this short-lived hardy perennial from Japan bears lilac-blue flower heads through much of summer above compact clumps of dissected glossy dark green leaves. Singly borne on wiry stems, the disk-shaped flower heads have fringed edges and a central bristle of protruding stamens. Butterflies and hummingbirds flock to the blooms. Among its cultivars is the floriferous dwarf selection 'Blue Diamonds'.

This charming and easy perennial grows...

Image of Scabiosa japonica

Yoder Brothers

(Japanese Pincushion Flower)

A smaller, more finely textured version of pincushion flower, Scabiosa japonica is a short-lived perennial from Japan. The dwarf cultivar 'Blue Diamonds' bears lilac-blue flower heads through much of summer above low clumps of dissected glossy dark green leaves. Held on wiry stems, the disk-shaped flower heads have fringed edges and a central bristle of protruding stamens. Butterflies and hummingbirds flock to the blooms.

This charming and easy perennial grows best in full sun and fertile...

Image of Verbascum olympicum photo by: Maureen Gilmer

Maureen Gilmer

(Olympic Mullein)

Grand and stunning with silvery white foliage, Olympic mullein adds a vertical accent to sunny gardens, when in bloom. Its abundance of sturdy floral spires are lined with showy, five-petaled, yellow flowers. This biennial or very short-lived semi-evergreen perennial is endemic to Mysian Olympus (Uludag), a mountain in Bursa Province, Turkey, and usually survives two or three years. Where native, it grows in open areas on rocky, well-drained alkaline soils.

The flower spikes emerge from a...