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Artemisia schmidtiana 'Nana' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Alpine/Rockery or Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Mat forming

Fragrance

Leaf

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Grey/Silver in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

Up to 10 cm

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

5-10 years


Preferred common name

dwarf Schmidt wormwood

Family

Asteraceae


Artemisia can be shrubs, perennials or annuals, evergreen or deciduous, with usually grey, aromatic, often divided foliage and rather insignificant flower-heads

'Nana' is a compact, semi-evergreen perennial forming a low, spreading mound to 10cm in height, with soft, silvery leaves divided into hair-like lobes. Small yellowish, nodding flower-heads in short racemes

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil. Suitable for rock, scent and herb gardens

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by seed, division, softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Garden Edging, Gravel Garden, Ground Cover, Patio/Container Plants, Rock Garden, Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs or Low Maintenance


How to care

Pruning

Trim in autumn

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

May be infected by powdery mildews