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Artemisia schmidtiana ‘Nana’ (Wormwood)

Dwarf Schmidt Wormwood, Wormwood 'Nana', Silver Mound Artemisia

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Artemisia Schmidtiana 'Nana', (Wormwood), Dwarf Schmidt Wormwood, Wormwood 'Nana, Silver foliage plant, aromatic foliage plant, Silver Mound Artemisia

One of the most popular 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). It is one of the few Artemisia that is not invasive by underground rhizomes.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Typically grows up to 3-6 in. tall (7-15 cm) and 8-12 in. wide (20-30 cm)
  • Evergreen in warm winter climates.
  • This foliage plant 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, and drought
  • Focal point as a single specimen. It fits beautifully in any bed of perennial flowers and is a lovely addition to the herb garden or rock garden. A 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) to maintain good vigor
  • Native to Japan

Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 5 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Compositae
Genus Artemisia
Common names Wormwood, Mugwort
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 3" - 6"
(8cm - 15cm)
Spread 8" - 1'
(20cm - 30cm)
Spacing 8" - 12"
(20cm - 30cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard
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Artemisia absinthium (Wormwood)
Artemisia pycnocephala (Sand Hill Sage)
Artemisia douglasiana (Douglas Mugwort)
Artemisia frigida (Prairie Sagebrush)
Artemisia filifolia (Sand Sagebrush)
Artemisia tridentata (Big Sagebrush)

Recommended Companion Plants

Armeria maritima (Sea Thrift)
Gaura lindheimeri ‘Whirling Butterflies’ (Beeblossom)
Heuchera ‘Obsidian’ (Coral Bells)
Tulbaghia violacea (Society Garlic)
Salvia x sylvestris ‘Snow Hill’ (‘Schneehugel’ Sage)
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Munstead’ (Lavender)

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Heat Zones 5 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Compositae
Genus Artemisia
Common names Wormwood, Mugwort
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 3" - 6"
(8cm - 15cm)
Spread 8" - 1'
(20cm - 30cm)
Spacing 8" - 12"
(20cm - 30cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit, Dry Soil
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard
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