I keep taking pictures of 'Frontier Twirl'. Not because this rose is my favorite. It is pretty, but it has had its share of problems in my garden.
But I can't keep from taking its picture.
Not because of the bloom. But because of the background. 'Powis Castle' artemisia is behind this rose, and I am in love with its lacy foliage.
Here it is with 'Mrs. Dudley Cross'.
And earlier this year:
And with another lacy plant, Boltonia:
And behind this sedum:
See what I mean? It's like a heavenly halo!
'Powis Castle' grows in zones 5 through 9, in almost any soil, is drought tolerant, grows up to 36" high, deer and rabbits don't care for it, and likes full sun.
Doesn't its lacy, silvery foliage make the most beautiful background?