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Other common names
Arctic sage mountain sage
pasture sagebrush silky wormwood wild sage
Artemisia can be shrubs, perennials or annuals, evergreen or deciduous, with usually grey, aromatic, often divided foliage and rather insignificant flower-heads
A. frigida is a tufted perennial to 30cm, woody at the base, with semi-evergreen, silky, light grey leaves divided into thread-like lobes and small yellow flower-heads in panicles
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in full sun and any well-drained soil, even nutrient poor or dry soils. May be short lived or die back in heavy, poorly drained soils
Propagate by seed. Insert softwood or greenwood stem-tip cuttings in spring in a free-draining compost under plastic film. Take semi-ripe stem-tip cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Garden Edging
Coastal City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Rock Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Cut to the base in autumn
Pests Aphids, gall and leaf miners may be a problem
May be affected by powdery mildew
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