Artemisia ludoviciana 'Valerie Finnis'
A more diminutive form with plainer foliage that emerges almost white making dark dusky flowers look more dramatic
- 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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