|Dense mat-forming perennial with fuzzy, lance-shaped, silver leaves, to 4 inches long, held in rosettes. Erect, short stalks bear spikes of woolly mauve flowers, 1/2 inch long. Excellent in a border with roses or perennials. Grown primarily for foliage effect. Leaves become soggy and water-logged in excessive rain. Needed well drained site, prefering area slightly dry. Easy for beginners.