Artemisia Choices



Size: Various varieties of Artemisia will grow from 10 inches to over 30 inches and the mounds will grow from 10 inches to 20 inches wide.

Foliage: All the Artemisia varieties have some form of silver green leaves that gives the plant its distinctive identity. Most leaves grow along hairy non-branching stems, and have a strong fragrance when crushed. For this reason they are not favorites of foraging deer.

Flowers: The flowers of this plant are of secondary concern. They have no ornamental value.



Artemisia Choices
Variety Latin Name Zone Size Foliage Grower
Silver King ‘Ludoviciana 9-May 3 feet tall silver gray foliage  
Silver Queen       Fuzzier leaves  
Silver Brocade Stelleriana 8-Apr 3-6” tall, 8-12” wide Silvery, white-haired serrated leaves The Flower Fields
Powis Castle Species 8-May 24 to 30” tall by 15” wide Lacy silver leaves The Flower Fields
Silver Mound Schmidtiana ‘Nana’ 10-Apr 12 – 15” tall and 12-18” wide Finely cut, silvery leaves The Flower Fields
Huntington Species 8-Apr 4’ tall Coarse lacy leaves  
Guizhou (White mugwort) Lactiflora 8-Mar 4’ tall Blackish green foliage on mahogany stems Blooms of Bressingham
Valerie Finnis Ludoviciana 8-May 18” to 24” tall    
           
Oriental Limelight Vulgaris   12” tall with spread of 24” Lemon yellow & green variegated foliage Greenleaf
 
Plants and Seedlings

Artemisia schmidtiana 'Silver Mound' - Wormwood

by Big Dipper Farm

  • Zone: 3-10 Height: 10''
  • Full Sun Part Shade Low Water Requirement Deer Resistant Perennial

This very popular plant forms an almost perfect mound of soft, silver-gray, feathery foliage. Excellent in the rock garden and as an edging plant. This is an easy plant to use as it matches well with many colors and textures. Mid-season trim brings a fresh flush of bright silver.

 

Artemisia 'Powis Castle' - Wormwood

by Big Dipper Farm

  • Zone: 3-10 Height: 10''
  • Full Sun Part Shade Low Water Requirement Deer Resistant Perennial

Valued for its soft, ferny and strongly aromatic, silvery-gray foliage. Prune annually to keep it from getting leggy. Stunning when combined with blue, lemon yellow or pink flowering neighbors. This is an easy plant to use as it matches well with many colors and textures. Mid-season trim brings a fresh flush of bright silver.

 

 

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