Soft and hardy!
Sandhill Sage (Artemisia pycnocephala 'Davids Choice') goes by many names – Beach Sagebrush, Wormwood, Ghost Plant. A plant that has many names is usually a plant that is loved in many places. This is definitely one of those plants.
Like classic artemisia, Sandhill Sage is a gorgeous shade of silver-blue-green. The color alone makes this plant a standout. But the foliage of this one is like a feathery filigree and it demands closer inspection – at which point you’ll discover that this is one of the softest plants ever! You’ll want to pet it…and when you do you’ll release the earthy, sage-y scent that adds an extra layer of ‘wow!’. (Plant this near a path so that you and your garden visitors can enjoy it up close and personal.)
This little guy grows into a 2 foot high and wide silver mound. It tolerates a wide range of conditions, but it especially loves beach sand by the ocean. (Who doesn’t?) This makes it perfect for coastal gardens. Interestingly, it also handles heavy clay, so if your garden doesn’t consist of beach sand by the ocean, never fear. This little evergreen will still perform for you.
Sandhill Sage is a great bank stabilizer too, so use it on those tough-to-plant inclines on the periphery of your landscape. Try it with salvias and ceanothus for great visual and textural contrast.
Sandhill Sage is great looking – and smelling! – plant. Try some in your garden today.
* Silver foliage
* Fits small gardens
* Bank stabilizer
* Soft-to-the-touch mounds
* Ground cover
* Thrives in beach sand
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Artemisia pycnocephala 'David's Choice'|
|Mature Height||18 - 24 inches|
|Mature Spread||18 - 24 inches|
|Soil Type||Well drained, sandy|
|Moisture||Water to establish, then very drought tolerant|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Foliage Color||Silver, gray|