Silvermound

Artemisia schmidtiana

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of White Flower Farm
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Silvermound (Artemisia schmidtiana)
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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 Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container
Style
Cottage Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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