Artemisia Frigida Fringed Sagebrush

Description

(Artemisia Frigida) 

SPECIAL QUALITIES

A unique perennial selected for its highly ornamental foliage. The silky silvery foliage is soft and aromatic. On hot windy days this plant seems to glisten as the silvery foliage moves in the breeze and releases the sage-like scent.

FLOWERS

Inconspicuous small yellow flowers.

POSITION & USES

Plant in a full sun position. Tolerant of dry conditions once established. Silver-white foliage provides excellent contrast to flowering plants and green foliage in rock gardens, wildflower gardens, border fronts and herb gardens. Good selection for areas with poor dry soils. Does not like alkaline soils.

CULTIVATION

Foliage may be lightly trimmed in spring and summer to shape, but avoid pruning too hard in autumn.

FERTILISING

Regular applications of Seasol and Power Feed will keep it looking its best and growing well.

WATER RATING

  • Red can = Little water in hot, dry weather.
  • Green can = Deep watering every few weeks in hot, dry weather.
  • Blue can = Deep watering weekly in hot, dry weather.

Codes are a guide only and watering requirements will be affected by soil type, competition, mulching, wind and many other factors. Try to group plants with the same code in the one bed.

CAUTION: May be harmful if eaten.

Herb Attributes

Plants Needed per Square Metre 4
Habit A low growing prostrate shrub.
Position Full Sun, Moderate Frost
Height 60CM
Width 55CM