- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Hardiness: fully hardy (borderline)
A small shrubby-perennial with erect stems and pretty, white, pea-like flowers flushed with pink. The flowers appear from late summer to early autumn and are followed by reddish-brown seed pods. As the name suggests, the leaves are covered with tiny hairs that give a silvery effect. Originally from the Mediterranean and Portugal, this evergreen plant can cope with drought once established and associates well with other silver-leaved plants. However, as it comes from much drier countries, it doesn't like being wet in winter.
- Garden care: Protect plants in winter from excessive wet and if you live in a colder part of the country, the protect from hard frosts.