Genus: Mugwort

Artemisia

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
Mugwort (Artemisia)
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Asphodelaceae
Artemisia are grown for their silvery-green foliage and for their aromatic, culinary, and medicinal properties. They have alternate, sometimes deeply divided, grey or silver leaves. Flowers are not showy. These plants are a good choice for rock gardens and other sunny, dry landscape sites.
Noteworthy characteristics:  The silver foliage is an excellent foil to bright colors, pastels, and dark foliage.
Care:  Grow in well-drained, fertile soil, in full sun. Most species will die in overly moist soil (exception is A. lactiflora ). Most species take hard pruning, which will help keep plants compact.
Propagation: 

Sow seed in containers in spring or autumn. Root greenwood cuttings of side shoots in summer.

Problems: 

White rust, downy mildew, powdery mildew, and a variety of leaf and stem fungal diseases are common.

Species, varieties and clutivars for genus Artemisia

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Artemisia
Artemisia 'Powis Castle'
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Absinth
Artemisia absinthium
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Western mugwort
Artemisia ludoviciana
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Silvermound
Artemisia schmidtiana