What's deer proof, drought proof, seagreen/grey with pink bud/white flowers?

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  1. wynn

    wynn Active Member 10 Years

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    Here is a lovely plant to get to know. Hard to find but very worthwhile. Lovely alongside other seaside type plantings. Possibly a bit tender. Any guesses?

    Wynn
     

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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Hm... my first thought was Ozothamnus sp. ... :)
     
  3. wynn

    wynn Active Member 10 Years

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    Good guess Lila! Do you have these in Hungary, I'm curious. They are very attractive but not often available here -- at least in the Vancouver area.

    Wynn

    OZOTHAMNUS ROSMARINIFOLIUS.--Australia, 1827. A pretty little Australian

    Composite, forming a dense, twiggy shrub, with narrow, Rosemary-like

    leaves, and small, whitish, Aster-like flowers which resemble those of

    its near relative, the Olearia, and are produced so thickly that the

    plant looks like a sheet of white when the blooms are fully developed.

    It flowers in June and July. In most parts of the country it will

    require protection, but can be classed as fairly hardy. Cuttings root

    freely if placed in sandy soil in a cool frame.
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    No, unfortunately they are unavailable here also... :(
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    I've got one in a pot by the front door.
     

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