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Scientific Name: Artemisia ludoviciana 'Valerie Finnis'
Pronunciation: ar-tuh-MEE-zee-uh loo-doe-viss-ee-AY-nuh
Common Name: Valerie Finnis artemisia
Family Name: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves alternate, to 8 cm long, many are toothed towards the apex, covered with dense white short hairs (feels powdery); heads small with yellow disk florets only.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Open, Spreading
Form: Mounded, Oval - horizontal
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:1.0 - 1.5m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Mexico, U.S. - southwest
Hardiness Rating: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Water Use: Summer dry, Winter dry
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Container planting, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Perennial border, Rock garden, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google
Valerie Finnis artemisia
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Distinctive smell, Tomentose
Colour in Fall: Silver / Grayish
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Cuneate
Margins: Incised, Undulate (wavy)

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Panicle-like, Head (capitulum)
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Tubular
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Not showy, Yellow
Flower Scent: Unpleasant
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul

Fruit Type: Achene
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Not showy

Bark or Stem Colour: Brown, Green
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes

Propagation: Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Aphids or adelgids, Root rot, Rust, Whitefly or psyllids, ( Deer resistant, Drought resistant )
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