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Artemisia ludoviciana (Western mugwort)

Artemisia ludoviciana Photo/Illustration: Chris Curless


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Artemisia ludoviciana ar-tem-EE-zsah loo-doe-viss-see-AY-nah Common Name: Western mugwort Synonyms: A. palmeri, A. purshiana Genus: Artemisia
This is a high-drama native. Its gracious, high-impact, powdery-white shrubby mounded foliage grows to 4 feet tall.
Care: Very 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.
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.
Height 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread 6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit Runs
Growth Pace Fast Grower;Invasive/Aggressive Grower
Light Full Sun Only
Moisture Dry
Tolerance Drought Tolerant
Characteristics Fragrant Foliage; Native
Bloom Time Summer
Flower Color White Flower
Uses Beds and Borders
Style Herb Garden, Roadside, Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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