Scientific Name: Artemisia schmidtiana
Common Name: silvermound, wormwood, silver mound
Family Name: Asteraceae
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like, Mounded, Oval - horizontal
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Bedding plant, Container planting, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Rock garden, Sheared hedge, Summer interest
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Leaves: Lobed, Dissected, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pubescent, Linear, Ovate, Pinnately lobed
Flowers: Head (capitulum), Yellow, Jun
Fruit: Achene, Brown, Jul
Key ID Features:
Forms a dense silvery mound a foot (30cm) high; leaves ovate, most 2-3cm long x 1-2cm wide, finely cut to form linear lobes <1mm wide with acute tips; heads of only yellow disk florets, many per stem, each about 5mm wide.