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Western mugwort

Artemisia ludoviciana

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This is a high-drama native. Its gracious, high-impact, powdery-white shrubby mounded foliage grows to 4 feet tall.

CareVery tenacious. Either plant in soil low in fertility to thwart their spread, plant them with other aggressive plants or be ready to do some plucking.

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 Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
  • Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Characteristics : Fragrant Foliage
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Bloom Time : Summer
  • Flower Color : White
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