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Artemisia schmidtiana

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This plant produces a 12-inch-high, symmetrical mound of silver-green, silky-hairy leaves. They make this plant a nice counterpoint to very colorful plants.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsSilvermound can be used in the same way that dusty miller is used to edge beds or create a calming segue in a bed. Grows in a variety of soils.

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

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

  • Genus : Artemisia
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Plant Height : 6 to 12 inches
  • Uses : Containers
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Bloom Time : Summer
  • Flower Color : White
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