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Silver Frost Artemesia

Artemisia ludoviciana 'Silver Frost'

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Silver Frost Artemesia (Artemisia ludoviciana 'Silver Frost') at Ron Paul Garden Centre

Silver Frost Artemesia

Silver Frost Artemesia

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Height:  18 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  2

Other Names:  Wormwood, Sage, Mugwort

Ornamental Features

Silver Frost Artemesia's attractive deeply cut ferny leaves emerge silver in spring, turning gray in colour throughout the season. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Silver Frost Artemesia is a dense herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spreading

Silver Frost Artemesia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Silver Frost Artemesia will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for clay, alkaline soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Groundcover  Naturalizing 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture 
Ornamental Features