Artemisia lactiflora Wall. ex DC.
Artemisia lactiflora is a perennial.
Nathaniel Wallich already described Artemisia lactiflora but the name was validly published by Augustin Pyramus de Candolle in 1838.
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.
The perennials are comparatively fast-growing and reach heights of 1,2 to 1,5 metres.
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.
Artemisia lactiflora is native to West China.
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)
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.
Pests and Diseases
- Walter Erhardt, Erich GÃ¶tz, Nils BÃ¶deker, Siegmund Seybold: Der groÃe 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.