Look! Little sprouts…all over the bed!
Last year when I planted this little plant, it grew fast and tall…and floppy. After much research I discovered it’s beneficial for a summer trim to reduce the floppiness. By the time Fall hit, this plant looked pretty pitiful! It’s fuzzy foliage was peeling away and loosing leaves, I went ahead and pruned it to the ground late December, hoping it would come through this Spring. Then the other day when we were grilling I noticed a sprout, a few sprouts, that were 2ft+ away from the original planting. It’s spreading from underneath the soil and sprouting in all kinds of places. I can’t wait to see how it turns out! My coneflower has new growth, but it appears the Artemisia has spread right in front of the coneflower. I suppose I can just keep the Artemisia pruned here and hope the Coneflower gets tall this year.
For those unfamiliar with this plant. Artemisia, also know as wormwood or mugwort, is a silver perennial with fuzzy foliage and perfect for water-wise gardens. It can grow up to 2ft in height and spread up to 4ft, with a lifespan of 10 years. Grow Artemisia in full sunlight and well draining soil, zones 5a – 10b.
I look forward to planting more varieties of Artemisia in my garden this year 🙂