Artemisia ‘Sea Foam’

curlicue sage

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Outstanding Qualities

Artemisia versicolor ‘Sea Foam’ is a low growing, mound with thread-like curlicues of silver white foliage. This very drought tolerant perennial is great for the front of hot dry beds and for well drained soils. Its sea foam-like leaves add an interesting texture to the garden and would be great tucked into a rockery.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: perennial

Foliage Type: evergreen

Plant Height: 1 ft. 6 in. (0.46 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 9

Flower Color: yellow

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: drought tolerant when established

Resistant to: deer

Colors & Combos

Great Plant Combinations: Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii, Eryngium amethystinum, Dracocephalum grandiflorum, Muscari latifolium, Sedum sieboldii

Great Color Contrasts: lavender, pink, blue

Great Color Partners: silver, white

Culture Notes
Grow this soft silvery mugwort in full sun for tight compact growth. It requires well drained soil, will tolerate poor sandy or rocky conditions, and is drought tolerant after being established. The flowers are not significant and can be sheared off to maintain a tidier appearance and give a more compact habit.