This is one of those “WOW” plants mainly because of its unique and striking foliage. The coarse leaves are greenish white with green veins and add as much to the border as the bright yellow, daisy-like flowers that are borne for weeks during the summer. The plant is compact and bushy, growing to 2-3′ tall, and makes an excellent mid – to back of the border plant. The stems are stiff and seldom need staking unless grown in less than ideal light. Both the foliage and flowers are good in arrangements.

Type: Herbaceous perennial

Bloom: Yellow daisy-like flowers 2-3” across are borne on stiff stems from mid-summer to frost.

Foliage: Greenish white ovate to lanceolate leaves with green veins.

Size: 2-3’ H x 1-2’ W

Light: Full sun

Soil: Average, dry to medium, well-drained; tolerates a wide range of soils.

Hardiness: Zones 3-9

Care: Deadhead to encourage blooming

Pests and Diseases: None of significance; susceptible to aphids

Propagation: Division

Companion plants: ‘Rozanne’ crainsbill, balloonflower, daylilies, asters, garden phlox.

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By Karen