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Silver Mound/
Wormwood

Artemisia

 

Description:
A fragrant, lacy plant grown for it's silvery foliage.  It is also a nice accent to fresh or dried flower arrangements or in containers of annuals.




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Common Name: Wormwood, Silver Sage, Silver Mound, Sagebrush, Mugwort
Botanical Name: Artemisia
Type: Perennial
Soil Preference: This plant tolerates some drought, some salt and will grow in moist soil but prefers a well-drained or sandy soil with a pH of neutral to slightly alkaline (6.8-7.7)
Light Requirements: Sun to Partial Shade
Attributes: Good for the border or as a ground cover
Pests: Aphids, Mealybugs, Scales, Leafhoppers, Vine Weevils, Spider Mites, Slugs
Diseases: Powdery Mildew, Leaf Blight, Rusts, Root Rot
Good Companion Plants: Aster, Blue-Eyed Grass, Purple Coneflower, Coral Bells, Hardy Geranium, Black-Eyed-Susan, Lamb's Ear, Stonecrop, Yarrow
Care: Division can be done in the fall or spring.   Do not remove the foliage until spring because the spent leaves act as a winter protectant. 

Planting Instructions:  Perennials
Water & Fertilizer Schedule

 

Varieties:

This variety listing is for informational purposes only, it is not a catalog. 
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Artemisia lactiflora 'Guizhou'
White Mugwort
zones 3-9
 
Description:  This Artemisia is quite unique.  It is actually grown for it's creamy white flowers rather than it's foliage.  Prune in the spring to keep it's habit compact.  May require staking.  This variety likes to be dry between waterings and doesn't like too much fertilizer
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Summer and Fall
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 48"
Spread: 48"


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Artemisia arborescens 'Powis Castle'
Sagebrush, Mugwort, Wormwood
zones 5-8
 
Description:  A shrubby variety with dissected, ferny, silver foliage.  'Powis Castle' will withstand the heat and humidity better than other Artemisias.
Bloom Color: Yellow (Inconspicuous)
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Silver
Height: 24-30"
Spread: 30"


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Artemisia schmiditiana
Silver Mound, Mugwort, Sagebrush, Wormword
zones 4-10
 
Description:  Aptly named, 'Silver Mound' has soft, feathery foliage and forms a compact, silky, cushion-like mound. It has many applications in the garden including: edging, rock gardens, pots, or a filler plant for hot, dry areas. It has long been one of the most popular silver foliage plants. 'Silver Mound' combines especially well with dark leaved plants such as Sedum 'Purple Emperor', Heuchera (shown) or with other silver foliage plants like Stachys 'Silver Carpet'.
Bloom Color: Yellow (Inconspicuous)
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Silver
Height: 12-24"
Spread: 20"


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Artemisia stelleriana 'Silver Brocade'
Dusty Miller, Old Woman, Beach Wormwood
zones 3-9
 
Description:  A broader form of Artemisia with silver colored foliage.  Dusty Miller also looks great in arrangements!  This variety likes to be dry between waterings and doesn't like too much fertilizer.  Plant with Rudbeckia, Echinacea, Aster, and Boltonia.
Bloom Color: Yellow (Inconspicuous)
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Silver
Height: 6-10"
Spread: 18-24"


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Artemisia ludoviciana 'Silver Queen'
Western Mugwort, Cudweed, White Sage
zones 5-10
 
Description:  The silver foliage of 'Silver Queen' looks and smells extraordinary in bouquets.   This variety likes to be dry between waterings and doesn't like too much fertilizer.
Bloom Color: Yellow (Inconspicuous)
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Silver
Height: 24-36"
Spread: 18-24"
 

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