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Artemisia (Wormwood) schmidtiana “Silver Mound”

Silver Mound Artemesia’s attractive deeply cut ferny compound leaves remain silver in color throughout the season. Silver mound, is an herbaceous perennial that originates from Japan. It forms a low, mounded, clump of very finely divided silver foliage, hence the name silver mound, and has insignificant yellow flowers that appear in mid-summer. This is a relatively low maintenance perennial, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. Deer don’t particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics. This is a very hardy perennial that is moderately drought tolerant and does best in sites with full sun and well-drained, light soil soils. It makes a nice addition to perennial borders. Flourishes in a dry, sunny climate and is grown primarily for its fine foliage. This is a useful border plant for color contrast and texture.

Silver Mound Artemesia is recommended for the following landscape applications:
• Rock/Alpine Gardens
• Mass Planting
• Border Edging
• Ground-cover
• General Garden Use
• Container Planting

Availability

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AR100BAG Artemisia (Wormwood) schmidtiana "Silver Mound" 25 23 $58.75
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Plant Details +

Height 10-15"
Spacing 12-15"
Hardiness Zones 3-9
Exposure Sun to partial shade
Foliage Leaves very finely divided and lacy. Bright, silver-green or greenish-grey leaves provide a great contrast in your garden.
Flower Very minute, but in mass give a greenish yellow appearance
Bloomtime July - August

General Information +

Botanical: Artemisia absinthium

Common: Wormwood

Family: Artemisia

General Characteristics: Spreads to form a silvery carpet of deeply toothed, almost silky leaves. Adds a unique texture to your garden while providing a great backdrop for your brighter blooms. Good for the border or as a ground cover. Prune plants back if they lose their form. Division can be done in the fall or spring. Do not remove the foliage until spring because the spent leaves act as a winter protectant. This plant tolerates some drought, some salt and will grow in moist soil but prefers a well-drained or sandy soil with a pH of neutral to slightly alkaline (6.8-7.7). This is a hardy perennial and may be planted as early as desired in Spring. Aromatic foliage deters deer.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: Aphids, Mealybugs, Scales, Leafhoppers, Vine Weevils, Spider Mites, Slugs

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.