Western mugwort

Artemisia ludoviciana

Photo/Illustration: 
Chris Curless
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Western mugwort (Artemisia ludoviciana)
ar-tem-EE-zsah loo-doe-viss-see-AY-nah
Synonyms:  A. palmeri
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.

Overview

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
Characteristics
Fragrant Foliage,
Native
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
White Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Herb Garden,
Rock Garden,
Roadside
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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