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FanciFillers™ Sea Salt Artemesia

Artemisia 'Wesartfafisesa'

 

 

FanciFillers™ Sea Salt Artemesia foliage

FanciFillers™ Sea Salt Artemesia foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

FanciFillers™ Sea Salt Artemesia

FanciFillers™ Sea Salt Artemesia

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  10 inches

Spacing:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5a

Other Names:  Wormwood, Sage, Mugwort

Brand:  Westhoff

Description:

Soft, velvety, silver gray foliage is the focus of this selection; a compact-upright habit, excellent for garden beds or large containers as contrast; perfect for hot and dry conditions once established; use in annual combinations as well

Ornamental Features

FanciFillers™ Sea Salt Artemesia's attractive tomentose ferny compound leaves emerge white in spring, turning silver in color with hints of silvery blue throughout the season on a plant with an upright spreading habit of growth.

Landscape Attributes

FanciFillers™ Sea Salt Artemesia is a dense herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. 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.

FanciFillers™ Sea Salt Artemesia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

FanciFillers™ Sea Salt Artemesia will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 14 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. 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 not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. 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.

FanciFillers™ Sea Salt 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 larger 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.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Naturalizing  Container 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture 
Ornamental Features
This Plant Library is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally and changes from day to day, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for current availability. It does not include our entire selection of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.