Foliage Followup January 2012

Out of all the smooth-leaved attractions from agaves and succulents, Ozothamnus hookeri ‘Sussex Silver’ gets the nod this January for Pam at Digging’s Foliage Followup. Divine shrubbiness. I never noticed its bloom last year, just the aftermath — the dried, beige flowers hung on forever and ever. This is the most pristine I’ve seen it yet, silvery clean, with the tiny new flower buds scattered evenly like holiday ornaments. Still in large clay pots, the two are being considered for rotation into the front garden to fill some recent gaps.


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5 Responses to Foliage Followup January 2012

  1. Pam/Digging says:

    It resembles a very fine-textured rosemary in bloom — sparkly and silver indeed! Thanks for sharing it for Foliage Follow-Up, Denise.

  2. Denise says:

    Pam, yes, it has that same busy energy. The rosemary is blooming beautifully now all over town.

  3. ks says:

    “rotation fill some recent gaps” …yeee-hah, I have mucho recent gaps.Love gaps.

  4. Denise says:

    Kathy, yes, such a genteel choice of words that conceals the real mayhem that goes on…yee-hah!

  5. Scott says:

    So beautiful…like miniature, frosted Christmas trees 😉

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