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Artemisia schmidtiana 'Silver Mound'
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Plant Type: Perennials

Aptly named, 'Silver Mound' has soft, feathery foliage and forms a compact, silky, cushion-like mound. It has many applications in the garden including: edging, rock gardens, pots, or a filler plant for hot, dry areas. It has long been one of the most popular silver foliage plants.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

An excellent choice for hot, dry sites, Artemisia should be grown in very well-drained soil and full sun. To avoid "melting out", it should be grown in poor soil and trimmed back in late spring. 'Silver Mound' rarely needs dividing and should be left undisturbed. Cut back hard if the foliage opens up in the center. Prefers being grown on the 'hungry' side. Propagate by stem cuttings.

Flower Color

Foliage Color

Silver/gray shades

Plant Spread

10-15 in.

Good Companions

Aster-New York (Aster dumosus), Blue-Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium ), Coneflower-Purple (Echinacea purpurea), Coral Bells (Heuchera ), Geranium-Hardy (Geranium ), Lamb's Ear (Stachys byzantina), Stonecrop-Purple Emporer (Sedum ), Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) Silver Carpet (Stachys)

Plant Height

8-10 in

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Dry. Full Sun

Characteristics & Attributes


Edging, Rock Gardens, Pots, Filler Plant

Bloom Time

Critter Resistance


Full Sun

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests