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Artemisia schmidtiana

Silver mound

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.15m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitSemi-trailing
  • Flower ColourYellow-white
  • Leaf ColourSilver grey
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Artemisia schmidtiana (Silver mound). This perennial species produces silver-grey foliage and it is ideal for the garden border. It will produce palmately lobed leaves, with upright panicles of white flowers which bloom in the summer. If the plant becomes leggy, prune it into good shape and they will begin to grow new growth right away.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Other common names

Wormwood

Origin

Northern Japan

Interest and use

Border, edging, rock garden, walls, ground cover. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilLight, Medium, Sandy, Chalky
  • 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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