Artemisia versicolor Seafoam

Curlicue Sage

Silver Artemisia versicolor Seafoam, Artemisia versicolor Seafoam, Curlicue Sage

Seafoam' is grown for its culique silver foliage and low, mounding habit. Useful as a small scall groundcover, the plant is an excellent companion for other tall perennials with green or blue foliage. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). Introduced into cultivation in the US by Lauren Springer Ogden.

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Zones 4 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Groundcover
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Very Drought Resistant / Very Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
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SKU HBL3AXX

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2004 Plant Select Winner 8" tall x 24" wide (cutting propagated). 'Seafoam' is a textural dream come true with its frothy curled silver foliage. I love to use it as a vigorous groundcover in hot, sunny areas to plant under taller perennials like Russian Sage, 'Moonshine' Yarrow and 'Grosso' Lavender. 'Seafoam' will occasionally bloom with attractive silver and yellow flower spikes. Like all ornamental herbs, plant in well-drained, low fertility soils. This keeps the foliage gray and curly. NOT RECOMMENDED for planting in HOT, HUMID regions; the woolly foliage will "melt" in the humidity. Originally introduced from England by Lauren Springer Ogden. Cut back by half in mid spring. Deadhead to keep tidy. Spreads underground. Dig out stems if plant spreads too wide.
Associated SKUs
HBL3AXX
22632 (Plant - 2.5" deep pot)
22632F (Flat of 32 - 2.5" deep pots)
Common Name Curlicue Sage
Botanical Name Artemisia versicolor Seafoam
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Silver
Mature Height 8" tall
Mature Spread 24" wide
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Very Drought Resistant / Very Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Groundcover
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Hot Desert, Coastal California
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Surprise! It Survives!

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  • Hardy
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    Comments about High Country Gardens Artemisia versicolor Seafoam:

    When I first planted this sage...it seemed to adapt at first to the clay soil here in Northeastern Arizona. Then, with the summer and winter here in the high desert/mountain area in the White Mountains...this plant seemed to disappear. But that wasn't the case, and the curlicue sage had gone dormant just below the ground surface. This spring, the plant started to root and take hold with its shoots coming through the surface. They were alive and green! I was amazed and surprised. This plant is healthy and hardy! If this curlicue sage can made it here...it can make it anywhere!

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    Perfect Color Contrast

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Artemisia versicolor Seafoam:

      Love this beauty. Provides perfect compliment to native plant garden.

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      USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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