We first saw Plazia growing in the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, NC a few years ago and knew it was a plant we had to have. Its very silver and narrow leaves make you think it is a grass but it is actually a member of the Daisy family. You even get a few lavender-colored daisies during the warm months. A native of Argentina, it was introduced into the US by South Carolina plantsman Bob McCartney. Plazia is sometimes listed in the genus Hyalis and has local common names of Blanquilla and Olivillo. A beautiful and bold silver foliage plant, it works great as a ?thriller? for a mixed container.