Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ajania

Ajania pacifica ( Silver & Gold Chrysanthemum )
A vigorous bushy subshrubby perennial native to Japan that can reach a maximum size of 2.5 x 5.5 ( rarely over 2 ) feet. It is usually found on the shoreline on Honshu Island in the wild. There are few better border plants to brighten up a drab autumn landscape. It also makes an excellent container plant and groundcover.
The attractive semi-evergreen leaves, up to 3 x 1 inches in size, are deep green edged silver above, woolly white beneath.
The golden-yellow flowers up to 0.7 inches in width are borne in clusters, up to 4 inches wide, during October, November and in mild years into December. The flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
Hardy zones 4 to 9 in full sun to partial shade on any well drained soil. Very tough and drought tolerant. Cut back hard after flowering. Deer do NOT eat this plant.

* photos taken on Oct 28 2011 in Columbia, MD



* photo taken on Aug 12 2011 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on May 14 2012 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on Nov 13 2012 in Harford Co., MD

* photos taken on May 26 2013 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on Aug 22 2015 in Ellicott City, MD

* photos taken on Aug 31 2015 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on Nov 4 2015 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on Nov 8 2015 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on Nov 16 2015 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on Dec 3 2015 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on Sep 4 2016 in Columbia, MD

* photo taken on Dec 12 2016 in Columbia, MD

* photos taken on June 9 2017 in Columbia, MD


'Pink Ice'
Flowers are yellow in the center and pale pink on the outside.

* photos taken on October 17 2010 @ U.S. National Arboretum, D.C.



* photo taken on June 23 2013 @ U.S. National Arboretum, DC

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