Growing Artemisia

Growing Artemisia

Silver Mound Artemisia

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Description

A perennial foliage plant hardy in zones 3 to 7. Artemisia schmidtiana Silver Mound has fragrant, feathery, silvery gray leaves and a compact, mounded habit. Grows 8 to 10 inches tall and wide. Often used for edging in perennial borders, in rock gardens, and in containers. Also known as Nana.

How to Plant

Transplant outdoors after the last spring frost. Prepare a hole large enough to fit the roots and plant slightly deeper than when growing in the pot.

Maintenance

 For full sun to part shade in well-drained soil. Prefers cool climates and dislikes hot, humid environments. Plants can be cut back to maintain shape if they open up in the middle. Very drought tolerant once established.

Fertilizer Recommendations

Artemisia is a light to moderate feed that benefits from occasional fertilization. Use low rates of ALGOplus All-Purpose Liquid Fertilizer 6-6-6, Neptune Fish & Seaweed Fertilizer 2-3-1, or Osmocote 14-14-14.

Common Problems

Usually free from pest and disease problems. Powdery mildew sometimes affects plants. Plants may rot or "melt" when grown in hot, humid climates and in poorly drained soils.

Alternative Products

Other perennials grown for their foliage include Heuchera, Hosta, and Ornamental Grasses.

Complimentary Products

Combines well in the landscape with dark or vibrantly colored foliage plants such as Sedum Plum Dazzled where Artemisia's silvery foliage is a nice contrast.

Product Recommendation

Serenade can effectively battle powdery mildew.

Artemisia Facts

Artemisia is a member of the Aster family. The genus is named in reference to the Greek goddess Artemis.

 

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