Silvermound Artemisia schmidtiana http://www.whiteflowerfarm.comPhoto/Illustration: Courtesy of White Flower Farm 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Silvermound (Artemisia schmidtiana) ar-tem-EE-zsah shmit-ee-AY-nah Genus: Artemisia 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 Characteristics: Silvermound 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. 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. Overview Height 6 in. to 12 in. Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft. Growth Habit Clumps Light Full Sun Only Moisture Dry to Medium Maintenance Low Bloom Time Summer Flower Color White Uses Beds and Borders, Container Style Cottage Garden, Rock Garden Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Type Perennials Artemisia schmidtianaView the discussion thread.