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Lovely Layer of Plants
Powis Castle Artemisia
Japanese Pagoda Tree
Common Yarrow, Mifoil
Powis Castle Artemisia

Common name:Powis Castle Artemisia
Botanical name:Artemisia 'Powis Castle'

This mounding shrub reaches 3 ft. high and up to 5ft. wide with fine silver foliage. It does well in coastal areas as well as inland warm areas. It rarely blooms but is used for its beautiful foliage. It is striking next to perennials with bright colors. This shrub prefers full sun and well draining soil. It is drought tolerant once it's established.

Japanese Pagoda Tree

Common name:Japanese Pagoda Tree
Botanical name:Sophora japonica

The Japanese Pagoda Tree is a deciduous tree that grows to 20' tall with a round head and dark gray green, smooth bark when young. In the late summer, lovely panicles of white flowers will be seen. Bark becomes furrowed with age. This beautiful tree needs well draining soil and full or partial sun.

Common Yarrow, Mifoil

Common name:Common Yarrow, Mifoil
Botanical name:Achillea millefolium

Common Yarrow is a hardy perennial with hairy, evergreen green foliage. It has a tight cluster of white flowers and typically blooms in the summer months. It attracts bees and butterflies. It prefers full to part sun and becomes drought tolerant once it's established. Following bloom, one should dead head the plant and divide the clumps when it appears crowded to keep it looking tidy.

Designer: Kelly Leonard

Lovely Layer of Plants

Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Incorporate compost 6" into your soil to retain water, reduce compaction, feed earthworms, and provide valuable nutrients to your plants.

Integrated Pest Management:

Attract, or buy beneficial insects such as ladybugs and lacewings to control pest outbreaks in your garden.