New Plant Craspedia globosa, Silver
Craspedia globosa forms an unruly tuft of silver foliage, the flowers are round globes studded with tiny yellow blooms. I killed my first plant quite a few years ago, assuming a silvery Australian native needed very little water. Wrong. Finally a chance to try again.
The recently purchased silver Glaucium is happy, though it has not bloomed again since planting. No matter--the foliage is ornamental enough. It has been unfazed by heat.
Leucophylum has progressed significantly since planting last year, more than I expected. Sources say it is slow growing, but here, not particularly so.
The Leucophyllum finds an agreeable companion in Agave titanota 'White Ice'. Blueish silver, greyish silver, whitish silver.
Greenish silver, Agave ovatifolia is about 29" wide now. The baby Oak is beginning to shade it, but the Agave will bloom long before the Oak becomes large enough to shade it all day. Agaves in habitat are frequently found on slopes in open pine and oak forests at higher elevations. It seems to feel right at home here.
A look back at the 'Vanzie' version of A. ovatifolia at a local garden center. Oooh what a beautiful species is ovatifolia!
Silver is soothing, elegant, cool...
Silver is, can we say, golden?