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PlantFiles: Variegated Mugwort
Artemisia vulgaris 'Variegata'

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Artemisia (ar-te-MIZ-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: vulgaris (vul-GAIR-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegata

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Herbs
Perennials

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction
Pollen may cause allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous
Variegated
Chartreuse/Yellow

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Profile:

No positives
No neutrals
3 negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative coriaceous On Feb 8, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

This is a variegated form of the common perennial weed, mugwort. It spreads both underground and by seed just as aggressively as the species, and is just as bad a neighbor to other plants in beds and borders.

The flowers are ornamentally insignificant, but they still produce seeds. Seedlings are not variegated and are stronger than the variegated form, so plantings generally revert to the plain species after a few years.

If you grow this in a container, look out for non-variegated seedlings nearby. If you like the foliage, there are better variegated plants without the maintenance headaches this one brings.

Negative skhamby On May 12, 2011, skhamby from Lancing, TN wrote:

While I must admit that this plant is pretty to look at, it is by far the most invasive plant I've dealt with in 10 years of gardening. I wish I had researched the plant better before my purchase. I planted a small, cute rounded shrub-like pot of this and have spend the subsequent 5 years tearing it out. It has spread as far as 20 feet from the orignial site by runners from the host plant!

Negative jgrandma On May 31, 2008, jgrandma from Denver, CO wrote:

This plant seems to have been brought into my yard with a tree planted by the builder. It is a noxious weed and I have fought it the five years we have lived here.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Denver, Colorado
Roslindale, Massachusetts



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