Artemisia lactiflora Guizhou Group

white mugwort

Outstanding Qualities

This form of white mugwort is a striking tall perennial selected for its deep maroon stems and purple-maroon infused leaves. The tall straight stems are strong and do not require staking. In late summer they are topped with delicate open sprays of creamy white flowers. It will not spread and maintains a tidy clump for many years.

Colors & Combos

Great Plant Combinations: Aster x frikartii ‘Mönch’, Aster lateriflorus ‘Prince’, Campanula lactiflora, Callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii ‘Profusion’, Berberis x ottawensis ‘Royal Cloak’

Great Color Contrasts: lavender, pink, white

Great Color Partners: green, bronze, purple

Culture Notes

Plant white mugwort in full sun in a location with rich well drained soil. Water at least every 10 to 14 days. Cut stems to the ground in fall once the foliage yellows. It can be divided in late fall and winter.

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Quick Facts

Plant Type: perennial

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 5 ft. 0 in. (1.52 m.)

Plant Width/Spread: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 m.)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 3 to 8

Flower Color: cream, white

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: occasional watering