Artemisia 'Valerie Finnis'
Artemisia ludoviciana 'Valerie Finnis'
Common Name: Artemisia 'Valerie Finnis'
Cultivar: 'Valerie Finnis'
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has fragrant flowers/foliage
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.60 m (60 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun||Spread: 0.60 m (60 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: Brown, Yellow|
|Foliage Colour: Grey/Silver||Flowering Period: August & September|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained
Artemisias are prized for their light almost silver aromatic foliage rather than for their flowers which are dull yellowy-brown and insignificant. This cultivar has long pointed notched leaves and forms an upright natural mound. Once established it can also cope with drought. It makes a great edging plant for a sunny border or as part of a Mediterranean scheme with pinks and purples (seen above planted with an Achillea). The aromatic foliage can also be used in dried flower arrangements
- Garden care: Cut back stems back to ground-level in autumn and apply a generous mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.