A beautifully variegated Artemisia. Will grow best in less fertile, well drained soils. Will rapidly spread and flop in fertile, moist soils.
(ar-te-MIZ-ia) or (ar-te-ME-zhe-a)
average to dry
Soil & Site
average, well drained, never soggy wet
bright green with cream to gold variegation, dissected leaves
2 by 2 feet or bigger, compact mound
Can be cut back hard if it becomes to large or floppy. Remove flower heads.
very easy from division
Richard Harnett of Kenrock Park Plants, England selected this plant.
The non-variegated species A. vulgaris has become a weed in many areas of the world.
At the Garden center where I work we have this plant in pots. It rapidly fills out these pots and needs to be cut back once or twice during the growing season. Some were planted in a garden and it will be interesting to watch their progress (2010)
Notes & Reference
Missouri Botanical Gardens web site, Plant Havens web site