• Eventual height: 0.6m
  • Eventual spread: 0.6m

Artemisia ludoviciana 'Valerie Finnis'

Western mugwort

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
9cm pot £6.99
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This perennial is semi-evergreen so it can lose some of its leaves in winter. In colder regions or more exposed gardens, it may lose them all, but then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained, fertile soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: August to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Named after the notable plantswoman and garden designer, this ‘white sage’ is highly valued for its new, argent young shoots, A clump-forming herbaceous perennial, the lance-shaped, woolly-white leaves with jagged margins are aromatic when bruised. Tiny, mimosa-like white flowers tower from the semi-’evergreen’ foliage but we recommend removing them and enjoying the plant for what it is - a magnificent and drought tolerant (once established), ground-covering foil for pastel pinks, yellows, or other Mediterranean, cottage, and herb-themed flowering plants.

  • Garden care: Ensure good drainage when planting as the plant can die back in heavy, poorly-drained soil. Give it space to spread out. Cut back stems to ground level in autumn and apply a generous mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant. Divide large clumps in early spring.
  • Humans/Pets: Seeds from this packet are not edible
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