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Artemisia lactiflora

White mugwort

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Height1m to 1.5m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.65m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourWhite shades
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Artemisia lactiflora (White mugwort). This species has a tall, upright habit. It produces panicles of small white blooms in the summer. The leaves are dark green and toothed.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Wormwood

Origin

W.China

Interest and use

Borders Summer/Autumn interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Humus-rich, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

It may needs staking.

Propagation

You can propagate by division in the spring or autumn, or by softwood or semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to aphids.

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