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Artemisia ludoviciana (Prairie Sagebrush)

Artemisia ludoviciana
Western Mugwort, White Sage, Silver Wormwood, Louisiana Sage, Prairie Sage

Prairie sage has aromatic silver foliage and inconspicuous flowers. In full sun it has a strong upright form, while shady conditions result in a more relaxed silhouette. This plant behaves as a ground cover, spreading aggressively by underground stems. Because of its assertive nature, prairie sage will crowd out most perennials. It needs to be planted where it can spread freely, or placed with woody shrubs and grasses. It is also an ideal understory plant for native trees. In cold climates prairie sage will go dormant. Prairie sage works well in full sun or part shade, handles high or low amounts of irrigation, tolerates saline soils, and is useful in erosion control. This adaptable plant occurs from low deserts up to 8000-foot elevations throughout the Southwest and into Mexico.

Plant Type Native, Shrub
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 4 (-30° F)
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Season Spring
Growth Rate Fast, Moderate
Height 2' - 3' (ft)
Spread 2' - 3' (ft)
Spacing 24" - 36" (in)
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Maintenance Average
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
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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