Artemisia ludoviciana 'Valerie Finnis'

Western mugwort

2 litre pot
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A more diminutive form with plainer foliage that emerges almost white making dark dusky flowers look more dramatic

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained, fertile soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: August to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Prized for its aromatic, silvery-green foliage, this sun-loving perennial forms a natural upright mound, which is topped with very small, yellowish-brown flowers in late summer. It makes an excellent addition to a Mediterranean-style planting scheme and provides a useful foil for pink and purple coloured flowers (as seen above planted with an Achillea). The scented foliage can be used in dried flower arrangements and once established the plant will become quite tolerant of drought.

  • Garden care: Cut back stems back to ground-level in autumn and apply a generous mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.


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4.0

plant that spreads

By verdigris

from east wales

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Spreads Rapidly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • For Larger Border

    Comments about Crocus Artemisia ludoviciana'Valerie Finnis':

    Best suited to a larger border with space to accommodate it.

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      Could you possibly tell me if this would do well in a south facing border, clay soil please? Many thanks.
      Asked on 26/4/2015 by thepapermulberry from hilly part of south Lincolnshire

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        Hello,

        It will love being in a sunny spot, and as long as your clay soil is not too heavy and wet, then that should not pose any problems either.

        Answered on 15/5/2015 by Helen from crocus
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