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Beach Wormwood Artemisia stelleriana

Other Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Artemisia chinensis
Phonetic Spelling
ar-te-MIZ-ee-uh stell-er-ee-AY-na
Description

Artemisia stelleriana is an Asian and North American species of plants in the sunflower family. The species is widely cultivated as an ornamental and naturalized in scattered locations in North America, primarily on coastal dunes and other sandy locations. Beach Wormwood is one of the best rock garden artemisias and a standby of Southern gardeners near the coast.  Its size makes it a wonderful ground cover or edging plant for dry areas.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#butterflies#evergreen#sun#yellow#full sun#drought tolerant#perennial#silver leaves#yellow flowers#salt tolerant#coastal#sandy soil#silver#dry soil tolerant#ornamentals#rock garden#groundcover
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#butterflies#evergreen#sun#yellow#full sun#drought tolerant#perennial#silver leaves#yellow flowers#salt tolerant#coastal#sandy soil#silver#dry soil tolerant#ornamentals#rock garden#groundcover
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Artemisia
    Species:
    stelleriana
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China; Japan; Korea; Russian Far East; Aleutian Islands in US
    Wildlife Value:
    When it blooms, it attracts butterflies and bees.
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Food Source
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    sandy soil, dry areas, drought, & moderately salt tolerant
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Perennial
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Description:
    Yellow flowers
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    This plant has fragrant, silvery green leaves.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Salt