White Mugwort, Artemesia, Sagebrush, Mugwort
|The ornamental types of these plants are grown for their striking, silver-gray, aromatic foliage, which is often used in flower arrangements. The leaves of two other types are used as the cooking spice tarragon. For excellent cut flowers, use only the unusual, moisture-loving Artemisia lactiflora, which has striking blooms. These mostly drought-tolerant plants need only average-to-poor soil and full sun for healthy, compact growth. Rich soils create lanky, short-lived plants. Prune lightly in spring to maintain compactness and to promote new growth. Start by cuttings or division.
One of the tallest of Artemisias, it has branched plumes of cream-white flowers and dark green leaves. Use in fall-blooming perennial borders as a background plant.
Attributes - Artemisia lactiflora
Plant Type: Perennial
Bloom Season: Late Summer through Mid Fall
Flower Color: White
Height: 4 ft. to 6 ft.
Width: 4 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Notes: Thrives in Wet Soil. Cut Flowers, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance.
Artemisia 'Powis Castle', Artemisia abrotanum, Artemisia absinthium 'Lambrook Giant', Artemisia arborescens, Artemisia dracunculus sativa, Artemisia x latiloba 'Valerie Finis', Artemisia ludoviciana 'Silver King', Artemisia pycnocephala, Artemisia schmidtiana 'Silver Mound'