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Artemisia ludoviciana 'Valerie Finnis'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Artemisia (ar-te-MIZ-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: ludoviciana (loo-doh-vik-ee-AH-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Valerie Finnis

Synonym:Artemisia purshiana
Synonym:Artemisia x latiloba

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Pollen may cause allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Oberon46 On Sep 1, 2012, Oberon46 from (Mary) Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b) wrote:

I have had several of these plants and have found them to be somewhat invasive. They send runners maybe 3" below ground. They are easily torn up however. They do send up nice silver 'flowers' but then they turn to a less attractive yellow. I usually give the entire bush a haircut when they start to turn. Look lovely with Grape poppies, Princess Victoria oriental poppy and tall blue campanula.

Positive anelson77 On May 25, 2009, anelson77 from Seattle, WA wrote:

I have had Valerie Finnis in part sun, good soil, little supplemental summer water, for 2 years now. It has spread to about 3 feet across, nice and compact. So far it not showing invasive tendencies. The near white silver color is very pretty.

Positive DrDoolotz On May 25, 2006, DrDoolotz from Oxford, NS (Zone 5b) wrote:

Growing well in Iowa, zone 5a, for the 2nd year. It is not as aggressive as one of my other artemisia cultivars, "oriental limelight". Has tall flower spikes in the spring. Very attractive silvery-grey foliage that works well with other flower colours around it.

Neutral smiln32 On Aug 29, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

The cultivar 'Valerie Finnis' grows 18 to 24 inches tall and has broad leaves that, in a certain light, appear to be almost white. In clay loam, the spread of 'Valerie Finnis' is not aggressive, but in sandy soils it grows more rapidly and needs to be kept in check. Hardy to Zone 1, where winter temperatures may fall below -50F, 'Valerie Finnis' is also an ideal drought-tolerant plant for warmer areas (to Zone 9 [20F]) with little moisture in winter.


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

Anchorage, Alaska
Fairfield, California
Fort Collins, Colorado
Iowa City, Iowa
Urbandale, Iowa
Deridder, Louisiana
Easton, Maryland
Holts Summit, Missouri
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Haviland, Ohio
Wytheville, Virginia
Olympia, Washington
Seattle, Washington
Vancouver, Washington
Williams Bay, Wisconsin

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