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Artemisia ludoviciana 'Silver Queen' (White Sage)

Western Mugwort 'Silver Queen', White Sage 'Silver Queen', Silver Wormwood 'Silver Queen', Louisiana Sage 'Silver Queen', Prairie Sage 'Silver Queen', Artemisia purshiana 'Silver Queen', Artemisia 'Silver Queen'


Grown for its magnificent foliage, Artemisia ludoviciana 'Silver Queen' (White Sage) is an upright spreading herbaceous perennial forming a bushy clump of lance-shaped, silvery leaves with deeply cut jagged margins. Aromatic when bruised, the leaves, 2-4 in. long (5-10 cm), are white-woolly and keep their striking color throughout the season. They add light and contrast to the landscape and combine well with almost everything. Erect plumes of tiny, yellow-gray flowers appear in summer, but they have little ornamental value and should be removed as they appear.

  • Grows up to 2-3 ft. tall (60-90 cm) and 3-4 in. wide (90-120 cm). This plant may spread aggressively by rhizomes and by self-seeding.
  • Thrives in poor to moderately fertile, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Excellent soil drainage is essential. White Sage can die back in heavy, poorly-drained soil.
  • Focal point as a single specimen. Fits beautifully in beds and borders of perennial flowers and is a lovely addition to the herb garden or cottage garden.
  • Generally pest free. Keep an eye out for powdery mildews. Drought, deer and rabbit tolerant!
  • Cut back to base of plant in autumn.
  • Remove flower heads as they appear to prevent self-seeding. Use soil barriers to help contain the rhizomatous spread.
  • Propagate by division or semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Artemisia
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 36" – 48" (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Artemisia
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spacing 36" – 48" (90cm – 120cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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