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Dusty Miller Sagewort Artemisia stelleriana

Previously known as:

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

Artemisia stelleriana is an herbaceous perennial dicot in the sunflower family.  It is native to Asia (China, Japan and Korea), far eastern Russia, western Canada, and Alaska's Aleutian Islands in the United States.  This plant is slightly aromatic and noted for its deeply toothed, fuzzy, silver-gray foliage that remains in leaf year round.  It provides interesting color and textural contrast in a garden or can soften the transition between other bold garden colors.  In North America this species is well established along the Atlantic coast, is widely cultivated as an ornamental, and has naturalized on dunes and other sandy coastal areas.  It thrives in hot, dry conditions, tolerates salt spray, and does well in sunny well-drained soil.  Beach wormwood is a common plant in coastal southern gardens.  Its creeping growth habit via rhizomes makes it suitable as an edging plant or ground cover in dry areas.  It does not tolerate wet soils or shade.

 

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#evergreen#full sun tolerant#drought tolerant#perennials#silver leaves#yellow flowers#salt tolerant#silver#ornamentals#groundcover#rock gardens#sandy soils tolerant#dry soils tolerant#butterfly friendly#bee friendly#coastal plant
 
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#evergreen#full sun tolerant#drought tolerant#perennials#silver leaves#yellow flowers#salt tolerant#silver#ornamentals#groundcover#rock gardens#sandy soils tolerant#dry soils tolerant#butterfly friendly#bee friendly#coastal plant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Artemisia
    Species:
    stelleriana
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China; Japan; Korea; Russian Far East; Aleutian Islands in US
    Distribution:
    China, Japan, Korea, Russia far east, Great Britain, Aleutian Islands in U.S., western Canada, North American Atlantic coast, southern U.S., Hawaii
    Wildlife Value:
    When it blooms, it attracts butterflies and bees.
    Play Value:
    Attracts Pollinators
    Easy to Grow
    Textural
    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
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Creeping
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Very Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Raceme
    Spike
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Spike-like flower stalk comprised of yellow cup-shaped flowers
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Shape:
    Oblanceolate
    Ovate
    Pinnatifid
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Fragrant, silvery green leaves are deeply lobed and covered densely with hair on both sides
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    White
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Form:
    Straight
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
    Stem Description:
    Stout erect stems are densely covered with hairs
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Container
    Naturalized Area
    Rock Wall
    Small Space
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Children's Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    English Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Heat
    Poor Soil
    Salt