Ever Goldy Artemesia
Artemisia schmidtiana 'Ever Goldy'
Ever Goldy Artemesia foliage
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Height: 12 inches
Spread: 23 inches
Hardiness Zone: 3a
Other Names: syn. Gold Leaf Artemesia, Wormwood, Sage, Mugwort
A colorful variety that forms a low, spreading cushion of soft, ferny, aromatic golden leaves; benefits from a hard clipping just as it flowers in june, to maintain shape and density; great for hot, dry sites
Ever Goldy Artemesia's attractive deeply cut ferny compound leaves remain silver in colour with showy gold variegation throughout the season. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.
Ever Goldy Artemesia is a dense herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Ever Goldy Artemesia is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Ever Goldy Artemesia will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 23 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for clay, alkaline soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Ever Goldy Artemesia is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a canvas of foliage against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.