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Height: 12 inches
Spread: 3 feet
Hardiness Zone: 8a
Other Names: Sand Sage; Beach Sage; Costal Sagewort
Beautiful silvery foliage, fuzzy and soft like lamb's ears; this vigorous and nearly industructible plant spreads wide with moderate height; native to costal beaches and sandy soil; perfect for xeriscapes
Beach Wormwood's attractive tomentose narrow leaves remain grayish green in colour throughout the season. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.
Beach Wormwood is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Beach Wormwood is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Beach Wormwood will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for sandy, alkaline soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is native to parts of North America. It can be propagated by division.
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