Artemisia schmidtiana

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Artemisia schmidtiana Maxim.

Asteraceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   4

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

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

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: linear

Division: bipinnate

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 schmidtiana is a perennial.

Naming

Artemisia schmidtiana was described by Carl Johann Maximowicz. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Artemisia schmidtiana 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

Artemisia schmidtiana - leaves

Growth

The perennials are comparatively fast-growing and reach heights of 20 to 30 centimetres. The plants reach a width of 30 to 60 centimetres.

Leaves

Artemisia schmidtiana is evergreen. The silver-grey, bipinnate leaves are alternate. The leaflets are linear. The surface of the leaves is pilose.

Flowers and Fruits

Artemisia schmidtiana produces panicles of yellow many-stellate flowers in August.

The perennials produce achenes.

Root System

The plants form rhizomes.

Distribution

Artemisia schmidtiana is native to Japan and Sakhalin.

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. They tolerate temperatures down to -35°C (USDA zone 4).

Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber

  • flower beds (rich soil)

Uses

The ornamental value of Artemisia schmidtiana lies especially in the ornamental leaves. Suited for rockeries, hedges and for mixed borders, as well as suited as groundcover and as container plant.

Maintenance and Propagation

The plants usually need very little maintenance.


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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