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Artemisia schmidtiana 'Nana'
  • RHS AGM

dwarf Schmidt wormwood

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

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Size
Ultimate height
Up to 10cm
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Grey Silver
Summer Yellow Grey Silver
Autumn Grey Silver
Winter Grey Silver
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Asteraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Semi evergreen
Habit
Matforming
Genus

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

Name status

Accepted

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in fertile well-drained soil in sun. Can die back in heavy, poorly-drained soil

Propagation

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

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Gravel garden
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Rock garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Garden edging
  • Ground cover
  • Underplanting of roses and shrubs
Pruning

Remove any dead stems and shoots in spring

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

May be susceptible to powdery mildews

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