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Silvermound in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Artemisia schmidtiana

 

Silvermound

Silver Mound is a mat-forming evergreen variety of wormwood, with hairy,silvery leaves and small yellow flowers. It is grown for its foliage, rather than its flowers.

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plant Features
  • Silvermound likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Silvermound likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Silvermound is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Silvermound likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Silvermound

Latin name

Artemisia schmidtiana

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Asteraceae

ph

5.5 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Silvermound likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Silvermound is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Silvermound likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Silvermound likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Silvermound is 0.35meters x 0.10meters 0.35 M 0.10 M

Artemisia schmidtiana

Silver Mound is a mat-forming evergreen variety of wormwood, with hairy,silvery leaves and small yellow flowers. It is grown for its foliage, rather than its flowers.


Flowering

From Early Summer TO Early Autumn

The flowering season is from early Summer to early Autumn

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Plant in early Spring in a sunny site where the soil is free-draining. (It doesn't matter if the soil is poor, as long as it is free-draining). Water the newly-planted plant well, and keep watering regularly until the plant is established.

 

Propagating by seed

From Late Summer TO Mid Autumn

This plant self-seeds readily. More of a problem is stopping it from self-seeding!

 

Propagating by cuttings

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Take softwood cuttings from new growth early in the day in Spring or early Summer. Cut, neatly, a 4" approx. piece of a non-flowering shoot, pinch out the tip, and cut off the bottom leaves. Dip the bottom of the cutting in hormone rooting powder, and carefully place in a pot of cutting compost with the leaves just above the level of the compost. Water, label, cover with a polythene bag, and place in a warm, bright place, out of direct sunlight. Take the polythene bag off periodically for a while for ventilation (at least twice a week)

 
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