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Wormwood

Artemisia schmidtiana 'Silver Mound'

This plant forms an attractive mound of silvery green foliage.

Certainly one of the most popular of foliage perennials, this forms a low cushion of ferny, silvery-grey leaves. In areas with humid summers, Silver Mound benefits from a hard clipping just as the tiny silver ball-like flowers appear, usually in mid to late June. Plants will regrow quickly and remain attractive all season long. Good for hot, dry sites. Nice edging plant, also combines well with other perennials in tubs or mixed containers. Divide every two to three years (in spring or fall) in order to maintain good vigor.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Foliage plant all season

Mature Height:

10-12 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

1-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow at 60-72°F in high light, allowing soil to dry between waterings. Thrives in relatively dry soils, full sun and low fertility conditions. Temperatures above 75°F will cause "melting". Plants generally finish in 8-10 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 45-60
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: High

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in average, well-drained soil in full sun. This variety is non-invasive, perfect for the well planned perennial garden. Drought tolerant. Does not like humid moist conditions.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.