Artemisia ludoviciana 'Silver Queen'

Artemisia ludoviciana ‘Silver Queen’

Western mugwort

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Artemisia ludoviciana 'Silver Queen'
  • Common name: Western mugwort
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Evergreen

Artemisia ludoviciana ‘Silver Queen’ is a useful and handsome, semi-evergreen plant. It forms a low-growing mound of slender, silvery leaves, topped with small, yellow-brown flowers in late summer. It’s perfect for growing as groundcover in a hot sunny border or as part of a summer container display, and works well with pink and purple flowers. The foliage can be used in dried flower arrangements.

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Grow Artemisia ludoviciana ‘Silver Queen’ in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. After flowering, cut back hard. 

How to grow Artemisia 'Silver Queen'

  • Plant size

    75cm height

    60cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do Prune in September

Do Prune in October

Do Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Artemisia 'Silver Queen' and wildlife

Artemisia 'Silver Queen' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Artemisia 'Silver Queen' poisonous?

Artemisia 'Silver Queen' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People