Artemisia versicolor 'Seafoam'

curlicue sage

Evergreen Perennial

"Lovely, soft gray curls make up the foliage of this low spreading perennial. Easy to grow and long lived plant for full sun and well drained soil. Little summer water when established. Takes the hottest aspects with aplomb and remains good looking all season. At the end of summer stems extend to produce small white flowers. Not really showy but it expands the overall texture of the plant. Completely winter deciduous. Cut back hard in early spring. Forms woody stems at the base and is a quite permanent plant. Flows in and around other plants gracefully. Moderate deer resistance. To 1′ x 3′ in a season."—Courtesy Xera Plants

Growing Conditions

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low, Low Water / No Water, Occasional


Size: 8 - 14 tall x 12 - 36 wide
Shape / Form: Compact, Irregular, Low and Spreading
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Attractive Foliage, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Low Maintenance

Foliage Color: Silver / Gray, White

Flower Color: White
Bloom Season: Late Summer / Early Fall

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Groundcover
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Low Water / No Water, Once-a-Year Maintenance
Wildlife: Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring
Position / Role: front of border, ground hugger
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Great Plant Pick

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low