Keys to Heaven –
Long blooming plants except during the heat of summer. Deadhead after spring bloom for better appearances. Reseeds some. Quite drought tolerant but will still do well in medium and high water use areas except for wet soggy clay. Bluish green leaves. Spread 24″”.
This is a well-branched, bushy, clump-forming, woody-based perennial which is valued for its ability to produce a showy bloom in poor soils from spring to frost. Small, star-shaped, white flowers appear in dense clusters atop upright to relaxed stems.
Winchester Gardens generally stocks this item.
Keys to Heaven
Lamb’s-ears – Jupiter’s beard looks great with the fuzzy silver leaves of lamb’s-ears. Its pink flowers and bluish-green foliage stands out against this plant.
Artemisia – The hot, dry, sunny conditions in which artemisias thrive also work well for Jupiter’s beard. The silvery foliage of artemisia makes the pink flowers of Jupiter’s beard pop in the garden.
Baptisia – Baptisia bloom coincides with the first flush of Jupiter’s beard bloom. After baptisia is done blooming, its bluish-green foliage creates a pleasing backdrop for Jupiter’s beard and helps support tall stems that may become floppy.