This is also now called Ajania pacifica. Native to central Asia, it is a low growing hardy chrysanthemum, interesting as much for its foliage as its flowers. Pointed silvery gray foliage rimmed in silvery white sparkles in the sun, small double yellow button flowers in the fall are good cut flowers and for drying. In the fall, the plant really is silver and gold.
It prefers full sun, dry, loose well drained soil, and to be pruned back almost to the ground in early spring. It is terrific planted in front of perennial beds, or on hillsides or banks. don't withhold water completely or it will look straggly by the time it blooms in the fall.