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?
What I was offered, and bought – Artemesia schimidtiana
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?