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Artemisia Ludoviciana 'Silver Queen' (Western Mugwort)

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Artemisia ludoviciana 'Silver Queen' (western mugwort)

Artemisia Ludoviciana 'silver Queen' (Western Mugwort)


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Position: full sun
Soil: well-drained, fertile soil
Rate of growth: fast-growing
Hardiness: fully hardy
Artemesias are prized for their fine, almost silver, aromatic foliage rather than for their flowers, which are dull and insignificant. This one is semi-evergreen and has slender, silvery-white leaves, that turn greener as they age and tiny, brownish-yellow, mimosa-like flowers in August and September. It is an ideal groundcover plant for a sunny, well-drained Mediterranean border or gravel garden. Drought tolerant once established, its an excellent foil for white or brightly coloured flowers. Give it space to spread out.Gardencare: Cut back stems back to ground-level in autumn and apply a generous mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around base of the plant.

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