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Artemisia schmidtiana 'Nana'


Artemisia schmidtiana 'Nana'

Family Name: Asteraceae (Compositae)
Common Name: Dwarf Schmidt Wormwood


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic


Native Habitat Terrestrial

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form A small, herbaceous perennial. It has a dense and creeping growth habit. It can reach 10cm in height and has a spread of 10 to 50cm. 
Foliage The leaves are alternately arranged along the stem and is silvery green and tomentose.  
Flowers The inconspicuous flowers are borne on inflorescences and are yellow in colour. 
Cultivation It is ideally grown under full sun, in well-drained and moist soil. 

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Form
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Flowerbed / Border
Thematic Landscaping Silver Garden, Fragrant / Aromatherapy Garden

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water
Rootzone Tolerance Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
Propagation Method Seed, Stem Cutting (Softwood, Semi-Hardwood), Division


Foliage Retention Drought / Semi-Deciduous

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Yellow / Golden
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence

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Master ID 31518
Species ID 5915
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Species record last updated on: 24 February 2022.