Artemisia lactiflora guizho is one of the more unusual of the genus, however very useful for the foliage and the late flowering season.
This is a low growing evergreen perennial well suited to a part shade to sunny position in the border. Also known as the ‘White Mugwort’. Flowering late in summer with creamy white flowers rising well above the deep green and red tinged foliage. Will form a good clump over time and yes the flower can be used indoors. Flowers are held above the foliage and are attractive. Bees and Butterflies are attracted to the flowers in summer to spring.
Plant in the garden border amongst other tall growing perennials with contrasting foliage, or use it in isolated clumps to add a little height. Well suited to growing around ponds, also suited to grow in containers as long as moisture is maintained.
A humus rich moist soil and a dappled shade position are best for this hardy plant. Some liquid seaweed fertiliser in spring and again in early summer seem to keep Artemisia lactiflora ‘Guizho’ growing nicely.
Plants can be pruned back in late winter to give a general tidy up before new growth commences. Also best pruned back after flowering to improve appearance.
Artemisia lactiflora guizho – Summary Information.
- Position – Full sun to a little shade.
- Soil – Humus rich although tolerant of clay soils.
- Height – To around 1 metre and upright in growth habit.
- Spread – Will form a clump to 1 metre.
- Growth rate – Fast.
- Foliage – Deep green to a deep purple and heavily dissected on purple stems.
- Flowers – White to cream in open sprays.
- Flowering period – Summer through to autumn.
- Drought tolerant – No.
Artemisia lactiflora guizho is available for sale from the following online nurseries
52 Rodd St Canowindra NSW 2804
An online nursery specialising in drought and frost tolerant perennials and fragrant, edible and herbs.
If you live in Melbourne try…
Cloudehill Nursery – phone : 03 9751 1009
89 Olinda Monbulk Road Olinda, Victoria.