Artemisia ludoviciana

Prairie sage

The aromatic, silvery-green foliage of this sun-loving perennial has been used inside shoes to deodorise feet, in a poultice as an anti- perspirant  and when freshly picked as toilet paper. Useful or what! 

The scented foliage is rarely touched by browsing deer and forms a natural upright mound, topped with very small, yellowish-brown flowers in late summer. 

These can be used in dried flower arrangements and once established the plant will become quite tolerant of drought. 

Plants are longer lived, more hardy and more aromatic when they are grown in a poor dry soil.

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£ 6.00

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Asteraceae    

Hardy perennial

H6

90cm    

90cm    

Silver white    

Yellow    

Dry, poor, sandy    

Full sun

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