Louisiana Artemisia

Artemisia ludoviciana

Known by several common names, this sagebrush is grown for its magnificent silver-white foliage. It is a fast-spreading perennial that adds light and contrast to the landscape and combines well with almost anything. Artemisia ludoviciana is one of the sacred species used by Native Americans for numerous medicinal and ceremonial purposes. It contains substances that can be dangerous in large doses, and these days modern herbals consider it unsafe for internal use.

Water: Prefers dry conditions, gets leggy when moist, drought tolerant

Hardiness: Frost Hardy

Habit: A stiff, shrub-like, silvery-white perennial, 1.5 to 3' tall, which can spread quickly to form large colonies

Light: Full Sun

Soil: Very adaptable

Origin: North America

Louisiana Artemisia