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Grow artemisias for the magnificent silver foliage that complements nearly all other perennials and ties together diverse colors within the garden. They're nothing short of stunning next to white or blue flowers.
They thrive in hot, dry, sunny conditions such as a south-facing slope. A number spread rapidly to the point of being aggressive, so consider limiting yourself to varieties listed below that are well-behaved.
The silvery foliage of Russian sage picks up on the fuzzy white leaves of artemisia. Add in its long season of purplish flowers and you've got a winning combination.Salvia
The deep blue flowers of perennial salvia take on even more intensity when paired with the silvery hue of Artemisia.Veronica
Both the pink and blue forms of spike speedwell look great with the silvery backdrop of artemisia. The upright spires contrast beautifully with spreading forms of artemisia.