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Another "identify this plant please" thread...

I've spent hours looking now. The nearest conclusion I can come to is white rosemary, or some sort of weird cotton lavender cultivar. I don't think it's either of those though - I see this plant, whatever it is, quite a lot in modern garden designs so you'd think it would be easy to identify.

If anyone knows I'd very grateful.


  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,878
    I think maybe that's silver/white foliage rather than white flowers, but it's hard to tell without a closeup. Maybe one of the artemisias.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • Hi Jenny

    Here's a slightly better one:

  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,878
    Artemisia is still my best guess but without a detail pic of the leaves I can't be sure.
    There are many different varieties so if you're wanting to buy one, it's probably best to have a look at what nurseries etc are offering and choose what you like the look of.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • BijdezeeBijdezee Posts: 1,484
    I agree, several things it could could be. Artemisia, santolina, even Perovskia before it flowers. Really need a good close up. 
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,878
    edited March 2021
    Hmm, Perovskia might be a good shout. Mine are taller and less bushy, but that could be down to pruning (or lack of!)
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • I thought Perovskia but, although not in these specific photos, this same plant has been used in "white gardens". So presumably the flowers are white and Perovskia are blue or mauve. To be honest I thought that thhe white parts in the photos were the flowers/inflorescence but they could be the leaves.

    Artemisia looks like the closest yet but I can't find the exact same cultivar.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,977
    This form of perovskia has much more silvery leaves than the more common ones

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • PerkiPerki Posts: 2,368
    Looks to dense for a Perovskia to me . I'd say Artmemsia ludovicinana silver queen or one of the others. 
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