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Artemisia abrotanum 'Creeping Silver'

ns: listed name in the UK. We can guess on it's traits.

Artemisia abrotanum 'Tangerine'

'Tangerine' - click to enlarge
North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC. Summer 2003.

ht: 3-5 ft.
ha: stiffly upright
ls: feathery, incised
lc: medium green to greyish-green
lf: tangerine type scent compared to the more generic citrus scent of the species
lu: an ornamental which is also an insect repellant
Goodwin Creek Gardens

Artemisia abrotanum 'Variegata'

ns: listed name 2003 from Webbs of Wychbold, UK. This Latin name is not validated and is doubtfully valid.

Artemisia absinthium 'Argentea'

ns: listed name and almost certainly not valid.

Artemisia absinthium 'Corinne Tremaine'

ns: listed name in the UK for va variegated clone.

Artemisia absinthium 'Huntington'

'Huntington' - click image to enlarge
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond, VA. Spring 2003.

ht: 48 in. but often maintained lower
lc: silvery grey
ls: deeply incised, frilly lace-like effect
or: presumed to be Huntington Bot. Gardens CA USA (?)
ch: USDA 5-6
Forest Farm

Artemisia absinthium 'Lambrook Giant'

ht: 30 in.
lc: silver
or: Margery Fish

Artemisia absinthium 'Lambrook Mist'

ht: 75cm
lc: silver
ls: deeply incised, arching orientation
fc: greyish-yellow
or: Marjery Fish

Artemisia absinthium 'Lambrook Silver'

ht: 30-36 in.
lc: silver
ls: deeply incised
fc: "mimosa yellow"
Carroll Gardens

Artemisia absinthium 'Silver Frost'

ht: 15-18 in. - shorter than some of the other cultivars
ls: finely dissected
lc: silver

Artemisia absinthium 'Variegata'

ns: listed name in the UK for va variegated clone.

Artemisia afra

so: Goodwin Creek Gardens

Artemisia alba 'Canescens'

ns: listed name in the UK.

Artemisia arborescens 'Brass Band' = A. 'Powis Castle'


Artemisia arborescens 'Faith Raven'

ht: 24-36 in.
ch: more cold hardy in UK
or: John Raven collected in Crete
ns: according to Nomenclature Notes in the RHS Plant Finder most plants under this name are the same as
ns: 'Powis Castle'

Artemisia arborescens 'Little Mice'

ns: a listed name.

Artemisia arborescens 'Porquerolles' (7/01)

ht: 50-60cm tall x 100cm wide
ha: more compact
ls: more finely cut than 'Powis Castle'
lc: very silver, more so than 'Powis Castle'
or: France

Artemisia campestris subsp. borealis var. purshii

ht: 6-9 in.
ha: tufted mound
lc: silvery blue
ls: very finely incised
fc: rusty orange
ff: nicely scented flowers
geo: this variant comes from Mt. Townsend WA USA
Arrowhead Alpines

Artemisia genipii

so: Arrowhead Alpines

Artemisia glacialis

so: Arrowhead Alpines

Artemisia indica

so: Goodwin Creek Gardens

Artemisia lactiflora 'Elfenbein'

ht: 150cm
fq: more floriferous
infl: larger than species typical
fc: creamy white
bt: Sept-Oct (Germany)
or: Helmut Stade, Germany
li: Sieber, J. 1995. Yearbook Int. Hardy Plt. Union. 79.

Artemisia lactiflora 'Guizhou' ('Ghuizho', Guizhou Purpurea', 'Guizho Purple', 'Purpurea', dark form)

ht: 36-48 in. tall
st: dark mahogany brown, showy
lc: dark purple to blackish-green new growth becoming dark green
lm: very serrate, showy
fc: creamy white, contrasting wonderfully with the foliage colors
or: introduced from China.
Carroll Gardens

Artemisia lactiflora 'Jim Russell'

lc: tinged purple
id: according to Beeches Nur. 2000 website it differs from 'Ghuizho' in "more open arching
id: white panicles".
Beeches Nursery

Artemisia lactiflora 'Rosenschleier'

fc: light greyish-pink and white
or: Germany
Beeches Nursery

Artemisia lactiflora 'Variegata' = A. vulgaris 'Variegata'


Artemisia lactiflora 'Weisses Wunder'

so: Beeches Nursery (Catalog 2003)

Artemisia lentiformis 'Playa'

so: does not appear to be the nursery trade (2001).
li: HortScience 31(3): 326

Artemisia ludoviciana 'Silver King' (var. albula in part)

ht: 36 in.
ha: upright-spreading with age
ls: deeply serrated, often jagged looking, with about 3-5 teeth per side.
lc: less white above than 'Valerie Finis'
ns: it is generally within the taxonomic scope of var. albula but there is horticultural merit in recognizing this
ns: variant is the so-called "typical garden clone".
eval: both raty and charming, depending on how well tended. It is best to divided every year or two.
Carroll Gardens

Artemisia ludoviciana 'Silver Queen'

ht: 24-30 in. - sometimes just a bit shorter than 'Silver King'
ha: less upright than 'Silver King'
lc: silvery white, more silvery than 'Silver King' from a distance.
ls: larger, less cut segments compared to 'Valerie Finnis'. Wider, more divided than 'Silver King'
fq: sparser flowering than most other cultivars which is both good and bad.
ns: two clones are offered, one with cut leaves and one with them more entire.

Artemisia ludoviciana 'Valerie Finnis' ('Latiloba' in part)

ht: 18-24 in.
ha: compact
lc: silvery white to nearly white above and below.
ls: very finely toothed
fc: silver
id: according to nomenclature notes in the RHS Plant Finder, the var. latiloba is glabrous at maturity while
id: this cultivar is decidely pubescent at maturity.
Carroll Gardens

Artemisia michauxiana

so: Arrowhead Alpines

Artemisia 'Powis Castle'

ht: 36 in. tall x 72 in. wide where fully hardy such as California. Sometimes only 24 in. taller in colder areas.
lc: silvery grey
fq: flowers usually sparse which helps perserve is role as a foliage accent.
eval: can replace the less kempt A. schmidtiana 'Nana' (Silver Mound) in most gardens
or: A.J. Hancock of England about 1978 and believed to be from A. arborescens x A. absinthium
eval: probably the best of highly cut shrub-forms where hardiness can be a problem. It combines the lovely
eval: leaf of the less hardy A. arborescens with the durability of the A. absinthium.
Carroll Gardens

Artemisia pycnocelphala 'Davids Choice'

ht: 12 in. tall x 36 wide where fully hardy
ha: evergren mound
lc: silvery white
fc: semi-showy flowers

Artemisia schmidtiana 'Nana' ('Silver Mound')

ht: 8-12 in.
ha: dense mound in spring, often becoming split and open by summer after rains and wind.
ls: very finely dissected like lace
lc: silver with silky sheen
ns: some authors, namedly Arthur Buckley, regard 'Silver Mound' to be a "a taller, more compact selection"
ns: of 'Nana'. He suggests true 'Nana' is 3 in. tall while 'Silver Mound' is 12 in.
rai: A. 'Powis Castle' is superior for lacy effect as a permanent garden perennial though much larger.

Artemisia schmidtiana 'Silverado'

ht: 10-12 in.
ha: mounded, larger than 'Nana'
lu: recommended for USDA 7 and 8 where humidity and heat are not kind to 'Silver Mound'
Carroll Gardens

Artemisia 'Silver Surfer' (A. douglasiana x A. suksdorfii)(5/4)

ht: 24 in. tall x wide-spreading
ha: spreading, colonizes with time
lc: felty silvery-grey
or: from Bodega Bay CA USA
so: Calflora Nursery (online catalog 2004)

Artemisia stelleriana 'Broughton Silver' (7/01) most='Silver Brocade'

ha: prostrate
lc: very silvery

Artemisia stelleriana 'Silver Bouquet'

ha: low, spreading
lc: silver
Carroll Gardens

Artemisia stelleriana 'Silver Brocade' ('Mori's Form')

ht: 12 in. tall x 24 in. wide where winter hardy
ha: spreading mound
lc: grey green to greyish-white
ls: lobes cut about 2/3, very wide and obtuse at their apices for a Dust Miller type look.
lf: foliage is barely scented and may not offend those bothered by this genus.
ch: USDA 3
lu: useful as a color accent and ground cover. Also very salt tolerant.
ns: some report the correct name is really 'Broughton Silver'
or: Univ. of British Columbia, Canada
ns: the Nomenclature Notes in the RHS Plant Finder under 'Broughton Silver' state:

"This was thought to be the first validly published name for this plant, ‘Silver Brocade’ having been published earlier but invalidly in an undated publication. However, an earlier valid publication for the cultivar name ‘Mori’ has subsequently been found for the same plant. A proposal to conserve ‘Boughton Silver’ has been tabled because of its more widespread use."
li: HortScience 25(6): 616

Artemisia tridentata

so: Goodwin Creek Gardens

Artemisia versicolor 'Sea Foam'

ht: 18 in.
ls: deeply incised
lc: silver with whitish tips
Forest Farm

Artemisia vulgaris 'Cragg Barber Eye'

lc: golden yellow mottled green
fc: silver
or: UK

Artemisia vulgaris 'Golden Phoenix' (12/4)

ha: limited stoloniferous growth, moderate vigor compared to some species variants
lc: chartreuse to greenish-yellow, lacking the green markings of the parent clone
or: C. Greg Spichert 2000 as sport of 'Cragg Barber Eye'
pat: US PPAF 11/25/04

Artemisia vulgaris 'Janlim' = 'Oriental Limelight'


Artemisia vulgaris 'Obelisk' (7/01)

ha: stiffly erect, that is obelisk-like
fc: grey

Artemisia vulgaris ORIENTAL LIMELIGHT™ 'Janlim'

click image

lc: green mottled lime green and yellow
dr: more mildew resistant by some reports

Artemisia vulgaris 'Peddar's Gold' (7/01)

ns: listed name with the RHS Plant Finder.

Artemisia vulgaris 'Variegata'

lc: dark green mottled silvery white. Best show in spring as it gets a bit ratty later.
fc: silver

Artemisia vulgaris 'Woolaston' (7/01)

lc: intricately streaked and mottled two shades of green, giving a softer look than the bold 'Variegata'. Color
lc: is best in spring.
or: Rosemary Castle UK before 2001.