R. argyrophyllum var. hypoglaucum

What a mouthful of a name for a sweet rounded ball of beautifully polished foliage! The flowers are a soft pink to white and the new growth is an amazing bronze. The underside of the leaves has a shiny silvery smooth indumentum.

Native to China, the plant does well here in the Northwest, making a six foot ball in ten years.

R. argyrophyllum var. hypoglaucum will do well in a fair amount of sun, allowing it to remain a ball. In shade it will be more open. It tends to bloom from a young age in mid to late spring.

This plant will like: small amounts of fertilizer on Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day, gentle watering and well-aerated soil with good drainage.