Artemisia Valerie Finnis

White Sage, Wormwood, Mugwort, Ghost Plant

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Cultural and Growing Info is provided below.


RHS Award of Garden Merit
Valerie Finnis is prized for its velvety foliage that begs to be touched. Bright silver form with lance-shaped leaves and pale yellow flowers. Tiny inconspicuous, yellowish-gray flower heads form dense panicles at the stem ends in summer. Foliage is aromatic and looks terrific in arrangements and your flower beds.

Code ARVF

Patent

Plant Type Perennials

Species ludoxiciana

Height Medium 2'

Spacing Plant 18" apart

Bloom Time Late Summer to Early Fall

Sun / Shade Full Sun

Zones 4-9

Soil Type Normal, Sandy

Water Needs Low

Sold In Plantable Pots (3.5x3.5x4")

Special Features

  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant

Planting Sites

  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant

Artemisia General Information

Artemisia are prized for their aromatic silver leaves, excellent texture and vigorous growth. They do not flower conspicuously, but are used for their contrasting foliage. Also excellent in flower arrangements. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Artemisia Plant Care

Fast growing. Can be cut back in spring to control size. Can be sheared during the summer if needed - new foliage will flush out quickly.

Plantable Pots

Our plants are grown in 3.5x3.5x4” plantable pots. Made from 100% biodegradable coconut husk fibers (coir), these pots have tremendous advantages over plastic pots. With better air exchange, this "breathable" pot fosters robust root growth and reduces transplant shock since you can plant the pots directly in the ground. The pot naturally becomes part of the soil on its own over time—no composting required—and since they're made from a renewable resource that requires very little energy, they're earth-friendly too!

100% Guarantee

We offer a 100% unconditional guarantee for all our perennials to reach you in good condition and to grow. If you're not satisfied, we'll reship or refund immediately. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns—we share your passion for gardening and want your new plants to thrive in your border!

Shipping Details

We use custom, earth-friendly packaging to make sure your order arrives in great condition, and we ship based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.

Spring

  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March

Fall

  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October