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Botanical name: Artemisia ludoviciana 'Silver Queen'
Other names: Western mugwort 'Silver Queen', Artemisia palmeri 'Silver Queen', Artemisia purshiana 'Silver Queen'
Variety or cultivar: 'Silver Queen' _ 'Silver Queen' is a clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with lance-shaped, downy, greyish-white leaves and, occasionally, plumes of small, insignificant brownish-yellow flowers in late summer to early autumn.
Artemisia ludoviciana 'Silver Queen' is: Deciduous
Flower: Insignificant or absent, Pale-yellow in Summer
Foliage: Silvery-grey, Grey-green, Green in Summer
Fragrance: The foliage has aromatic leaves
Habit: Bushy, Clump-forming
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Companion planting: The silvery leaves of this plant work well with pink and purple cistus, and orange lillies or poppies.
Plant with: Digitalis purpurea f. albiflora (White flowered common foxglove), Heuchera micrantha 'Palace Purple' (Alum root 'Palace Purple'), Cryptotaenia japonica f. atropurpurea (Purple mitsuba), Olearia x scilloniensis (Daisy Bush), Phlomis lanata (Woolly Jerusalem sage), Salvia nemorosa 'Amethyst' (Balkan clary 'Amethyst')
Specific diseases: Powdery mildew
Pruning: Cut back in autumn. But in cold areas do not cut until spring. Also pinch out the shoot tips of young plants to encourage bushy growth. Discard old plants that cease to make new growth, they do not renovate well and should be replaced.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Artemisia ludoviciana 'Silver Queen' (Western mugwort 'Silver Queen') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.
Suggested uses: Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Foliage only
Cultivation: Plant in in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Can suffer in heavy, poorly-drained soil.
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