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ARTEMISIA lactiflora (Guizhou Group)

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Gerald L. Klingaman

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

ARTEMISIA lactiflora( Guizhou Group)

Plant Common Name

White Mugwort

General Description

One of the few artemisias grown for its flowers, white mugwort is a large, clump forming, herbaceous perennial native to western China. Plants in the Guizhou Group bear large airy clusters of creamy flowers on tall purple stems from late summer to mid fall. The deeply lobed leaves are purplish when young, maturing to deep green.

This plant grows best in rich, moist, well drained soil and full sun. It is used in border plantings and for cut and dried flowers.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 5

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    3'-5' / 0.9m - 1.5m (4)

  • Width

    2'-2' / 0.6m - 0.6m

  • Bloom Time

    Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall

  • Native To

    China

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Purple, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Dried Flower / Everlasting, Cutflower, Dried Flower/Everlasting, Feature Plant, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No