Artemisia ludoviciana 'Silver Queen'
western mugwort 'Silver Queen'
A herbaceous perennial to 90cm, with entire or coarsely toothed, greyish-white leaves and, occasionally, erect plumes of small, insignificant yellowish flowers
SynonymsArtemisia purshiana 'Silver Queen'
Artemisia 'Silver Queen'
Ultimate height0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.5–1 metres
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
|Spring||Grey Silver White|
|Summer||Yellow||Grey Silver White|
|Autumn||Yellow||Grey Silver White|
- Full sun
South–facing or East–facing or West–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
- Columnar upright
Artemisia can be shrubs, perennials or annuals, evergreen or deciduous, with usually grey, aromatic, often divided foliage and rather insignificant flower-heads
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Can die back in heavy, poorly-drained soil
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Low Maintenance
- Flower borders and beds
- Underplanting of roses and shrubs
Cut back to base of plant in autumn
May be susceptible to powdery mildews
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