One of the most popular of foliage plants, award-winner Artemisia schmidtiana 'Nana' is a compact, semi-evergreen perennial forming a low, spreading mound with soft, silvery leaves divided into hair-like segments of extremely fine foliage texture. Tiny, yellow nodding flower-heads appear in mid or late summer, but they are ornamentally insignificant and are best cut off to keep the foliage at its best.  A great choice as a neutral spacer or framing plant, Artemisia schmidtiana 'Nana' is a graceful addition to the landscape, in combination with perennials whose flowers are mostly in the cool color range (pink, lavender, blue, purple, and even scarlet to maroon). One of the few Artemisia that is not invasive by underground rhizomes.

  • Typically grows up to 3-6 in. tall (7-15 cm) and 8-12 in. wide (20-30 cm)
  • Evergreen in warm winter climates.
  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Thrives in poor to moderately fertile, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Excellent soil drainage is essential. Tolerant of poor soils, dry soils, heat and drought
  • Focal point as a single specimen. Fits beautifully in any beds of perennial flowers and is a lovely addition to the herb garden or rock garden. Great choice for edging or as ground cover.
  • Deer and rabbit resistant!
  • Low maintenance, this plant is pest-free. Watch for powdery mildews.
  • Propagate by seed, division, softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings
  •  Divide every 2 to 3 years (in spring or fall) in order to maintain good vigor
  • Native to Japan