Western mugwort

Artemisia ludoviciana 'Silver Queen'

Western mugwort - Artemisia ludoviciana  'Silver Queen'

Common Name: Western mugwort
Genus: Artemisia
Species: ludoviciana
Cultivar: 'Silver Queen'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Has interesting foliage, Good for a rock garden

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.75 m (75 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: Brown, Yellow
Foliage Colour: Grey/SilverFlowering Period: August & September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Artemesias are prized for their fine almost silver aromatic foliage rather than for their flowers which are dull and insignificant. This one is semi-evergreen and has slender silvery-white leaves that turn greener as they age and tiny brownish-yellow mimosa-like flowers in August and September. It is an ideal groundcover plant for a sunny well-drained Mediterranean border or gravel garden. Drought tolerant once established, its an excellent foil for white or brightly coloured flowers. Give it space to spread out.

  • Gardencare: Cut back stems back to ground-level in autumn and apply a generous mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around base of the plant.


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