The uncomplicated foliage ornamental perennial for your garden - Silver Queen'
The Silver Queen' (lat. Artemisia ludoviciana'Silver Queen') belongs to the composite family. The ground cover has an upright and bushy habit and can grow to about 50 to 60 cm tall. The striking thing about the mugwort is its shimmering silver, velvety-haired leaves. In midsummer the mugwort produces flowers that, like the lanceolate leaves, are silvery white and remain so until autumn. Both the leaves and the flowers have a tangy scent reminiscent of sage.
The original home of the summer-green perennial is in North and Central America. As a steppe plant, Artemisia is quite undemanding and prefers sunny locations. It makes few demands and thrives very well on nutrient-poor, well-drained soil. Artemisia tolerates prolonged drought without problems. The hardy plant Beifuß should, however, be cut back in autumn or late winter so that it can sprout again in full splendour in spring.
Insect-friendly eye-catcher with many uses
Artemisia is ideally suited to setting colourful accents thanks to its unusual colouring. The silvery grey of the leafy ornamental perennial softens up areas with a lot of greenery, but also looks very elegant in combination with lilac or purple flowering plants. Here, for example, together with the cranesbill, interesting arrangements are created.
Because the mugwort has flowers that smell aromatic, the plant is a real insect magnet that will attract bees, bumblebees and butterflies to your garden. In combination with other insect-friendly perennials, this creates a beautiful bee pasture with which you can make a valuable contribution to the local insect world.
Also in a natural cottage garden, the silver-coloured perennial sets beautiful accents. Artemisia ludoviciana 'Silver Queen' can also be used in gravel beds and can be combined with yarrow, for example. The ground-covering plant is also suitable for decorative border planting. As a companion plant for roses, the silvery yarrow is not only beautiful to look at, but can also keep away pests such as leaf lice due to its thermal properties.
Decorative dried flower
When you make the Rückschnitt, you can store and dry the Silvery Beifuß. Since the beautiful silvery colouring of the flowers is retained even when dried, the Silver Queen is suitable for use as a dried flower in strands and wreaths and can thus continue to delight long after it has been cut.
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For one square metre you need about 12 plants.
The plants are grown in pots and can therefore be planted all year round.