Olearia insignis (syn. Pachystegia)
Yet another plant to make one pine away for South Island shores, like we needed more reason. Low-mounding Asteraceae shrub from New Zealand (I know I know the longing is increasing). Rounded evergreen leaves with a silvery-white midrib, margin, and underside, new leaves emerge fuzzed in the same glowing argent. Cheery yellow and white daisy flowers in late summer. Drought tolerant and desirous of a dry alpine setting, gonna be pushing it on hardiness here and likely even in 8b but stunning enough to be worth a try at the zone-push in a sheltered location or against a warm wall.