I’ve been hunting for Artemesia Powiss Castle for a while. Barbie has one she bought at a specialist nursery (Heaven Scent) in Elgin about a year ago. I’m always admiring it when I visit her. Its grown from a tiny little plant into an impressive shrub she has planted with her roses. I love it as an accent plant for its lovely silver foliage. None of the local nurseries seem to stock Artemesia Powiss Castle. I can’t understand why – its apparently easy to propagate, is a fantastic foliage plant, water-wise, beautiful, thrives in our climate … bla bla bla … but no one stocks it.

This is Barbie’s Artemesia Powiss Castle …

As seen in Barbie’s Garden. Beautiful, right?

Artemesia Powiss Castle

Artemesia Powiss Castle

Artemesia Powiss Castle

Artemesia Powiss Castle

What I was offered, and bought – Artemesia schimidtiana

Living in a pot - for now

The lovely Artemesia Silver MoundThe lovely Artemesia Silver Mound

Artemesia Silver Mound & CissusThe lovely Artemesia Silver Mound

In combinationIn combination

Artemesia close upArtemesia close up

Artemesia Silver Mound labelArtemesia Silver Mound label

Living in a pot – for nowLiving in a pot - for now

So Nurseries, why do you stock this and not Powiss Castle? #Just asking!

The label says: “Artemesia schimidtiana “Silver Mound”. Evergreen, hardy perennial. Pungent silver foliage and yellow flowers in summer. Insect repellent“.

For now I’ve stuck it in a pot while I decide where to plant it. I haven’t found the perfect spot yet.

In other news … lovely mild weather so I’m off to the garden to tackle my super long list of “Things to Do”. What are you up to?

Happy gardening

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