WHITE MUGWORT Artemisia
Sensational, creamy-white flowers on dramatic, 1-2 foot long, plume-like panicles. Bloom is in late summer; the flower heads remain attractive well into the fall. White mugwort's flowers are excellent for cutting. Blooms contribute interest and contrast in fresh, or dried arrangements. Unlike other Artemisia, white mugwort grows best in soil which does not dry out. Plants grow 4-5 feet tall, and are evergreen in milder zones. Winter hardy to zone 4.
How to Plant White Mugwort Artemisia Seeds
Sow seed in cell packs or 2 inch pots, press into soil but do not cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 60-65°F., germination is in 30-60 days. Transplant into the garden 2-3 feet apart.
Growing Artemisia: Full or part sun. Unlike other Artemisia, white mugwort prefers rich, moist, even wet soils with good drainage. Develops a shrubby habit, is not invasive. In full sun with moderate to little water, plants average 4 feet or less tall. Provided sun and ample moisture, plants can reach 6 feet or more tall.
Cut back by half to control size. Dip freshly cut stems into boiling water for long-lasting cut flowers. For dried flowers, hang stems in a location with good air circulation. Plants resist deer and rabbits. Blooms attract butterflies.