Artemisia stelleriana

‘Mori’s Strain’

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Description

Artemisia stelleriana ‘Mori’s Strain’

Artemisia stelleriana ‘Mori’s Strain’ makes the ultimate drought resistant groundcover.
So it is perfect for gardeners with hot and dry conditions, limited water, or coastal sites.
(See “Growing” section below for plant details and how to grow).

Mat of white felt lace

The leaves of ‘Mori’s Strain’ look as if they have been cut from white felt, and then laid across the garden as a lacy carpet.
It hugs the ground tightly.

Useful companion plant

The foliage is aromatic. And the aroma is reputed to keep flies and other pesky bugs away.
So ‘Mori’s Strain’ can be used as a companion plant in veggie and fruit gardens, or in pots around the BBQ and back door. It looks sensational draping over the edge of a wide, low bowl like a shawl of white felt.

Growing: Artemisia stelleriana ‘Mori’s Strain’

– Height with flowers: ‘Mori’s Strain’ makes a groundcover of white felt lace, that lies flat on the ground. Absolute maximum height would be 15cm.
But don’t worry about the flowers – because they are insignificant.
So it is all about the wonderful foliage mat with Artemisia stelleriana ‘Mori’s Strain’
– Width: Neat, flat groundcover of ever-white lace foliage, to a diameter of 60cm. approx.
– Growth: Evergreen perennial. So it glows all year round with that lustrous pearly silver-white foliage.

Drought proof groundcover

– Position: Full Sun. And it relishes any spot that is hot, dry, exposed or windy, once it is established.
Artemisia stelleriana ‘Mori’s Strain’ can also handle some salt spray. So it is ideal for coastal gardens, or where the water may be a little salty.
– Soil: Will tolerate a range of soil conditions. But good drainage is essential.
Artemisia stelleriana ‘Mori’s Strain’ is much better (and even more like white felt) when it is grown in poor, rocky, or sandy soil. It does not respond well to rich or heavy soil.
– Frost: Very frost hardy, as it can tolerate hard frosts down to -20C approx.

Low care companion plant

– Beneficial: A favourite bug repelling companion plant.
– Fragrance: The foliage is aromatic. And the aroma is reputed to keep flies and other pesky bugs away. So ‘Mori’s Strain’ can be used as a companion plant in veggie and fruit gardens, or in pots around the BBQ and back door. It looks sensational draping over the edge of a wide, low bowl.
– Care: Easy and low maintenance. The only possible work would be a shear back to promote fresh, even whiter new growth in early spring, or to prevent it flowering (who cares about the insignificant flowers when you can have a cushion of white foam instead).
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Happy gardeners. Deer and rabbits detest the taste of it.

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