Artemisia stelleriana Besser
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Artemisia stelleriana is a perennial.
Artemisia stelleriana was described by Wilibald Swibert Joseph Gottlieb von Besser in 1834. The name is considered as validly published.
Artemisia stelleriana 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 have a pulvinate (cushion-formig) habit and reach heights of 20 to 60 centimetres.
Artemisia stelleriana is deciduous. The silver-grey leaves are alternate. The leaves are around 30 to 40 centimetres large.
Flowers and Fruits
Artemisia stelleriana produces panicles of yellow many-stellate flowers from July to August.
The perennials produce achenes.
Artemisia stelleriana is native to Korea, Japan, the Kamtschatka Peninsula and Sakhalin and is naturalized in North America and Northern Europe.
The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy, sandy clay, loamy clay or peaty soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -29Â°C (USDA zone 5).
Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber
- open areas
Artemisia stelleriana is considered a valuable wild perennial. The ornamental value lies especially in the ornamental leaves. The recommended planting distance is 25 centimetres, the perennials are best planted in groups of 3 to 5. Suited for rockeries, as well as suited as groundcover and as container plant.
Maintenance and Propagation
- Winter protection from late frost.
Propagate 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.