Artemisia versicolor Seafoam

Curlicue Sage

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Seafoam is grown for its curlicue 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)
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. More shipping info Learn More…
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.
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HBL3AXX
22632 (Plant - 2.5" deep pot) - Out of stock.
22632F (Flat of 32 - 2.5" deep pots) - Out of stock.
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 Hot Desert, Coastal California, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Artemisia versicolor Seafoam:

    I purchased this plant about 8 years ago from HCG. Since then it has been thriving on a hot southern exposure with no extra watering here in CO. Its grown and spread. I really like its fine foliage and scent.
    It can grow to be quite broad, so this year, I am trimming it way back as it now overhangs a pathway. I will be purchasing another one for a hot, dry spot in my yard. It also drops alot of foliage in the autumn at frost, so I find its best not surrounded with landscape fabric/rock mulch....but, rather in a spot I leave simply bark mulched.

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    Sturdy plant, great texture

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    from Rio Rancho, NM

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Artemisia versicolor Seafoam:

      Perfect ground cover in hot, harsh areas. Great filler with other drought tolerant plants and rocks.

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      5.0

      Surprise! It Survives!

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

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