Artemisia frigida  

Artemisia frigida


Availability : Available

Description :

Fringed Sagebrush

Artemisia frigida, also known as Fringed Sagebrush, Pasture sage, fringed sage, sweet sage and northern wormwood, is native to the Steppes and sub-alpine levels of the Northern Hemisphere (Rocky Mountains, Alaska, Canada, Siberia, Mongolia and Tajikistan). It forms an elegant little clump, with a woody base and grows from 30 to 50 cm in height with spiky stems and silky silvery white foliage.

An aromatic plant, soft to the touch, with a camphor scent and superb silver colouring, Artemisia frigida is a real favourite for the ornamental garden. (Award of Garden Merit received in 2003).

Its silvery white foliage contrasts beautifully with the coloured foliage of rock garden varieties ('Sedum 'Black Beauty', Sedum 'José Aubergine', Sedum takesimense) or a softer combination with the pink-flowering Dianthus, Gypsophyla, Helianthemum.

We grow this artemisia in a sunny place in a dry rockery, in gravelly, poor, well-drained soil that is slightly acid to alkaline. Avoid heavy, damp soils.

Maintenance: prune the inflorescences at the end of summer. Prune to shape at the end of winter.

- 12 cm pot

- Hardiness zones : zone 8-10
- Height: 10 to 30cm
- Plant spacing: 40 cm

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