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Gerald L. Klingaman
ARTEMISIA schmidtiana 'Nana'
Dwarf Silvermound, Schmidt's Wormwood, Silvermound, Wormwood
Dwarf silvermound is a prized selection of an herbaceous perennial native to Japan. It forms a mounding, fine-textured carpet of very finely divided, soft, silky, silver leaves, hence the common name. It blooms in loose clusters of small and insignificant yellow flowers in mid-summer. This dwarf selection, ‘Nana,’ is much shorter and more compact than the species.
This is a very hardy perennial that tolerates moderate drought and does best in full sun and well-drained soil. One ornamental failing of this plant is its tendency to fall open in the middle and show the bare bases of its stems (not pretty). Nonetheless, it is a graceful addition for contrasts of texture and color in perennial beds and borders, the herb garden or the rock garden.
8 - 5
4 - 8
A1, A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
3"-6" / 7.6cm - 15.2cm (4)
8"-12" / 20.3cm - 30.5cm (12)
Summer, Late Summer
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall
Light Yellow, Lemon Yellow
Gray Green, Silver
Bedding Plant, Edging, Groundcover, Herb / Vegetable, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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