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Artemisia frigida

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Artemisia frigida

Fringed Sagebrush

Community: Desert

Brief Description

Knee-high sage waves feathery and sage-scented stems.

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  • Mat-Forming Habit
  • Sage Scented Foliage
  • Silvery Textural Accent
  • Easy to Establish

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Plant Description and Details

Fringed Sage is a low-growing counterpart to its other drought-tolerant sagebrush compatriots. It grows up to 18" tall, then channels its energies laterally, forming an attractive mat/ subshrub of fine-textured leaves. It can tolerate some mowing, andwill hold its own against grasses. It is adaptable to many settings, but thrives on well-drained, dry soils only. Native peoples enjoyed its savory essential oils in ceremonial smudges.

Common Names Fringed Sagebrush
Community Desert
Annual Water Needs Less than 10 inches
Drought Tolerant Yes
Native Range Many habitats with dry soil, throughout western states
Native States CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY
Hardiness Down to Zone 4
Exposure Sun
Soil Preference Dry, Well Drained
Placement Borders, naturalized shrubscapes, backdrop for perennial flowers, scented gardens.
Mature Height 1 - 2 ft.
Mature Width 18 in.
Group Spacing 1 - 3 ft.
Blossom Color Yellow
Blooms Summer
Maintenance Tips Cut flower stalks off in later winter.
Wildlife Mammals
Wildlife Notes Winter forage for wildlife.
Plants Symbol ARFR4
Family Name Asteraceae
Lewis & Clark Yes

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