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Artemisia ludoviciana

Silver king artemisia

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height0.6m to 1.25m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.65m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourBrown yellow
  • Leaf ColourSilver shades

Description

Artemisia ludoviciana (Silver king artemisia). This plant is ornamental and will make a great addition to the garden border. The foliage is silver with lance-shaped and sometimes toothed leaves. The flowers are bell-shaped and bloom in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

W and N. America, Mexico

Interest and use

Border, cutting bed, ground cover.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0 to 8.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

They are fully to half hardy and will prefer an open sunny, well drained site. Trim lightly in spring.

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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