Silver Mound Artemisia
Artemisia schmidtiana 'Silver Mound'


… for a silver lining along the border

Common Name: Silver Mound Artemisia

Botanical Name: Artemisia schmidtiana 'Silver Mound'

Design Tip: The silvery foliage provides a vivid groundcover or tidy formal edging in full-sun plantings. In a rock garden or naturalized planting, the texture will add a soft contrast against stones.

Form and Size: This silvery perennial grows 6 to 10 inches tall in a mounding formation. 

Flowers: Insignificant pale yellow flower heads appear in summer.

Foliage: The semi-evergreen, silver-gray foliage produces a feathery textured hummock. 

Cultivation: Matured plants become extremely drought tolerant. Once established, they will thrive in a poor dry soil. Ideal drainage and full sun are essential in irrigated cultivated beds.

Cold Tolerance: It is hardy in USDA Zones 5 to 9.

Grooming: When left to grow in a normal formation, matured plants spread outwards in an irregular pattern. To maintain the mounded domed form of a young plant, the foliage can be cut back by half during the growing season.

Snippets: Occasional rainy spells may cause die-back in the center, but the foliage will renew itself in full sun with a free draining soil. It is considered deer resistant.

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 Cultivated, photographed and written by
Maggie Ross McNeely in Fort Worth, Texas
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