Artemisia lactiflora

White mugwort

Artemis, the Greek goddess of chastity, lends her name to this large and diverse family. The genus contains many highly aromatic, drought tolerant shrubs that are prized for their medicinal qualities. For example, Wormwood (A. absinthium), provides the psycho-active principle in absinthe. 

Artemisia lactiflora shows a different side of the family.  Originating in China, it's a tall, clump former for moisture retentive soils in full sun to partial shade.  

It's a perfect vertical accent beside a stream or pond along with other moisture lovers such as Ligularia. It must not be allowed to dry out.  

Stiffly-upright stems carry dark green, jagged foliage, topped in August with attractive plumes of small creamy-white flowers. 

A pleasure garden for hover flies.

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£ 6.50

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Asteraceae

Hardy perennial

H7

120cm 

60cm 

Dark green 

Creamy white 

Moist but well-drained 

Full sun, partial shade

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