Artemisia stelleriana

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Artemisia stelleriana Besser

Asteraceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun   5

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam - Soil: sandy clay - Soil: loamy clay - Soil: peat

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: cushion- or mound-forming

Taxonomy

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

Artemisia stelleriana is a perennial.

Naming

Artemisia stelleriana was described by Wilibald Swibert Joseph Gottlieb von Besser in 1834. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

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.

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials have a pulvinate (cushion-formig) habit and reach heights of 20 to 60 centimetres.

Leaves

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.

Root System

Distribution

Artemisia stelleriana is native to Korea, Japan, the Kamtschatka Peninsula and Sakhalin and is naturalized in North America and Northern Europe.

Cultivation

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 -29°C (USDA zone 5).

Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber

  • open areas
  • rockeries

Uses

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.

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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