Artemisia ludoviciana

Prairie sage

The aromatic leaves of this sun-loving perennial have been used inside shoes to deodorise feet, in a poultice as an anti-perspirant  and when freshly picked, as toilet paper (those with very large gardens take note!).

This scented foliage is rarely touched by browsing herbivores and forms a natural upright mound of very eye catching silvery grey foliage from which  small, yellowish-brown flowers emerge. 

The plants can become leggy so a "Chelsea Chop" can promote bushier growth.  

Once established and when grown on poor dry soil, the plants live longer, become hardier and more aromatic. They thrive on tough love - unlike Andrex puppies.

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£ 6.50

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Asteraceae    

Hardy perennial

H6

90cm    

90cm    

Silver white    

Yellow    

Dry, poor, sandy    

Full sun

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