FanciFillers™ Silver Strand Saladbush



FanciFillers Silver Strand Saladbush (Didelta 'WESDIFANFISIST') at Ron Paul Garden Centre

FanciFillers™ Silver Strand Saladbush flowers

FanciFillers™ Silver Strand Saladbush flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

FanciFillers Silver Strand Saladbush (Didelta 'WESDIFANFISIST') at Ron Paul Garden Centre

FanciFillers™ Silver Strand Saladbush

FanciFillers™ Silver Strand Saladbush

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  8 inches

Spacing:  16 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Group/Class:  FanciFillers Series

Brand:  Westhoff


A spreading, succulent sub-shrub with an upright, semi-trailing habit and velvety silver foliage; highly drought tolerant and critter resistant; an eye catching, contrasting addition to garden beds, containers, or hanging baskets

Ornamental Features

FanciFillers™ Silver Strand Saladbush features showy yellow daisy flowers with gold eyes at the ends of the stems from late spring to early fall. Its attractive small tomentose narrow leaves emerge white in spring, turning silver in colour with curious lime green undersides the rest of the year.

Landscape Attributes

FanciFillers™ Silver Strand Saladbush is an herbaceous annual with a trailing habit of growth, eventually spilling over the edges of hanging baskets and containers. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

FanciFillers™ Silver Strand Saladbush is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting
  • Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

FanciFillers™ Silver Strand Saladbush will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 16 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. Although it's not a true annual, this plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in sandy soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

FanciFillers™ Silver Strand Saladbush is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. Because of its trailing habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container  Basket 
Flowers  Foliage Color 
Ornamental Features