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Artemisia ludoviciana ‘Silver King’
Artemisia ludoviciana ‘Silver King’
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Artemisia ludoviciana ‘Silver King’

Silver King Artemisia

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.075.030

This variety spreads to form a large patch, and is excellent as a fast-growing groundcover on steep sunny slopes and similar places. Plants form a bushy, upright patch of fragrant silvery leaves, bearing loose sprays of grey flowers in midsummer. Nice for cutting, and using in dried arrangements: simply hang bunches upside-down in a warm dark room. A little aggressive for the average perennial border, this may be contained with plastic edging, or simply grown in a large pot or tub. Drought tolerant, once established. Pruning hard after flowering will rejuvenate the foliage.

Further details for
Artemisia ludoviciana ‘Silver King’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Ground Cover
   75-90 cm
   29-35 inches
   60-75 cm
   23-29 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.