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Artemisia frigida (Fringed Sage)

Artemisia frigida
Prairie Sagewort, Prairie Sagebrush, Fringed Sage, Pasture Sage

This tough plant grows across a wide region of the U.S., from 3000 to 11,000 foot elevations. Considering the harsh conditions it tolerates, this petite sage is surprisingly delicate in appearance, forming a soft mat of fine textured, aromatic silvery foliage. It blooms in the summer with foot-tall, slender spikes topped with many small, nodding yellow flower heads. Young plants are quite compact, but can become rangy as they mature. Periodic pruning and shaping will maintain an attractive, compact form. Fringed sage is not recommended for low desert landscapes. Plant Fringed sage in full sun, well-drained soil, and provide deep infrequent irrigation.

Plant Type Native, Shrub
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 4 (-30° F)
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Season Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Fall
Growth Rate Moderate, Slow
Height 6" - 24" (in)
Spread 1' - 2' (ft)
Spacing 12" - 18" (in)
Characteristics Fragrant, Semi-Evergreen, Showy
Attracts Wildlife
Maintenance Average
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rabbit
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: Wiki Commons
Image by: Wiki Commons

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