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Artemisia lactiflora Guizhou Group (White mugwort Guizhou Group)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Artemisia lactiflora Guizhou Group

Other names

Artemisia lactiflora 'Guizhou', White mugwort 'Guizhou', Artemisia lactiflora purpurea, Artemisia kitadakensis 'Guizhou' , Artemisia lactiflora dark, Artemisia lactiflora 'Guizho' , Artemisia lactiflora purple , White mugwort Guizhou Group

Genus

Artemisia Artemisia

Variety or Cultivar

Guizhou Group _ Guizhou Group are vigorous, clump-forming, deciduous perennials with upright, dark purple stems bearing pinnate, finely-divided, purple-flushed, dark green leaves and panicles of tiny, white flower heads in summer.


Artemisia lactiflora Guizhou Group is: Deciduous

Habit

Tall, Clump-forming, Upright

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green, Flushed purple in Spring; Dark-green, Flushed purple in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back in autumn. In cold areas, do not cut back until spring. Pinch out the shoot tips of young plants to encourage bushy growth. Divide in spring or fall every 3 or 4 years.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Artemisia lactiflora Guizhou Group (White mugwort Guizhou Group) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Foliage only

Cultivation

Plant in full sun in fertile, well-drained soils that do not dry out. Can die back in heavy, poorly-drained soil. Fertilise sparingly to avoid excesssive growth that will require staking.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

The preyty silvery leaves of this plant work well with pink and purple cistus, and orange lillies or poppies.

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Artemisia lactiflora Guizhou Group

Other names

Artemisia lactiflora 'Guizhou', White mugwort 'Guizhou', Artemisia lactiflora purpurea, Artemisia kitadakensis 'Guizhou' , Artemisia lactiflora dark, Artemisia lactiflora 'Guizho' , Artemisia lactiflora purple , White mugwort Guizhou Group

Genus

Artemisia Artemisia

Variety or Cultivar

Guizhou Group _ Guizhou Group are vigorous, clump-forming, deciduous perennials with upright, dark purple stems bearing pinnate, finely-divided, purple-flushed, dark green leaves and panicles of tiny, white flower heads in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Tall, Clump-forming, Upright


Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green, Flushed purple in Spring; Dark-green, Flushed purple in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back in autumn. In cold areas, do not cut back until spring. Pinch out the shoot tips of young plants to encourage bushy growth. Divide in spring or fall every 3 or 4 years.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Artemisia lactiflora Guizhou Group (White mugwort Guizhou Group) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Foliage only

Cultivation

Plant in full sun in fertile, well-drained soils that do not dry out. Can die back in heavy, poorly-drained soil. Fertilise sparingly to avoid excesssive growth that will require staking.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Artemisia lactiflora Guizhou Group (White mugwort Guizhou Group)

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Phytophthora tentaculata Kröber & Marwitz - All Hosts

Type

Oomycete

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous pathogen present in parts of Europe and beyond.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Artemisia lactiflora Guizhou Group (White mugwort Guizhou Group)

Common pest name

Corn borer; Corn moth; European corn borer; European maize borer; European stalk borer; Maize pyralid

Scientific pest name

Ostrinia nubilalis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Present (Limited)

Likelihood to spread in UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous boring pest present in the UK since the 1930’s. A maize-affecting race was detected for the first time in 2010. Industry may wish to monitor for its presence and mitigate against impacts.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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COMPANION PLANTS

The preyty silvery leaves of this plant work well with pink and purple cistus, and orange lillies or poppies.

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

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