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Oahu Wormwood, Hinahina, Hinahina Kuahiwi, Ahinahina

Artemisia australis

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Artemisia (ar-te-MIZ-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: australis (aw-STRAL-iss) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Herbs

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy

Succulent

Foliage Color:

Bronze

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Where to Grow:

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Danger:

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Bloom Color:

Cream/Tan

Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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On Jan 26, 2008, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Oahu wormwood, Hinahina, Hinahina kuahiwi, Ahinahina (Artemisia australis) is a Hawaiian endemic plant.

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