Artemisia (Artemisia spp.)

Artemisia Plant Features

The lacy, silver-gray leaves of artemisia provide cool contrast for bolder blooming perennials. Super easy to grow, artemisia thrives in sunny spots with poor soil conditions and has almost no insect or disease problems. These rabbit- and deer-resistant plants also look great in fresh or dried flower arrangements. Artemisia thrives in pots and planters, too!

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Artemisia Growing Instructions

Plant artemisia where it will receive at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sun a day. This hardy plant does just fine in poor soil, but prefers not to grow where the ground is constantly wet. Offer it a little slow-release fertilizer in the spring and then leave it alone. If you want to keep the plants from spreading through your garden, clip away the flower heads before they set seed.

Artemisia is not intended for human or animal consumption.
  • Water

    Low water needs

  • Light

    Outside: Sun

  • Colors


  • Special Features

    Colorful foliage

    Deer/rabbit resistant

    Super-easy to grow

Complement your Artemisia

Daylilies team well with artemisia. Their bold flowers show off well against a background of artemisia foliage.

Our favorite varieties

Powis Castle Artemisia

Powis Castle Artemisia

Artemisia 'Powis Castle'

The mounding habit and finely textured, silvery foliage of 'Powis Castle' artemisia make it an extraordinary addition to the perennial border or containers. It can grow 3 feet tall and wide.

Silver Brocade Artemisia

Silver Brocade Artemisia

Artemisia stelleriana 'Silver Brocade'

A handsome compact variety that grows just 6-12 inches tall, ‘Silver Brocade’ is prized for its rounded silver-green foliage.

Silver Mound Artemisia

Silver Mound Artemisia

Artemisia schmidtiana 'Silver Mound'

Prized for its lacy, silver foliage and mounding habit, ‘Silver Mound’ artemisia is at home in the flower border and in pots and planters. This easy variety grows 10 to 15 inches tall.