Artemisia lactiflora

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Artemisia lactiflora Wall. ex DC.

Asteraceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam - Soil: sandy clay

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: achene

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Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Asteridae
Superordo:
Asteranae
Ordo:
Asterales

Artemisia lactiflora is a perennial.

Naming

Nathaniel Wallich already described Artemisia lactiflora but the name was validly published by Augustin Pyramus de Candolle in 1838.

Taxonomy

Artemisia lactiflora is a species in the genus Artemisia which contains approximately 521 to 696 species and belongs to the family of the Asteraceae (Aster Family). The type species of the genus is Artemisia vulgaris.

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials are comparatively fast-growing and reach heights of 1,2 to 1,5 metres.

Leaves

Artemisia lactiflora is deciduous. The dark-green leaves are alternate. The leaves are around 120 to 150 centimetres large.

Flowers and Fruits

Artemisia lactiflora produces panicles of white many-stellate flowers from September to October.

The perennials produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Artemisia lactiflora is native to West China.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy or sandy clay soil with a pH between 8 and 10.

Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber

  • open areas
  • woodland borders (soil usually rich in humus)

Uses

The ornamental value of Artemisia lactiflora lies especially in its fragrance. The recommended planting distance is 60 to 80 centimetres, the perennials are best planted in groups of 3 to 10. Suited for cottage gardens and for beds and borders, as well as suited as slope plant and as cut flowers.

Maintenance and Propagation

Propagate by cuttings or by division.

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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