Artemisia schmidtiana Maxim.
Artemisia schmidtiana is a perennial.
Artemisia schmidtiana was described by Carl Johann Maximowicz. The name is considered as validly published.
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.
The perennials are comparatively fast-growing and reach heights of 20 to 30 centimetres. The plants reach a width of 30 to 60 centimetres.
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.
The plants form rhizomes.
Artemisia schmidtiana is native to Japan and Sakhalin.
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 -35Â°C (USDA zone 4).
Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber
- flower beds (rich soil)
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.
Pests and Diseases
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