Artemisia ludoviciana 'Valerie Finnis' Wormwood



Artemisia ludoviciana 'Valerie Finnis', grown for its attractive silver-gray foliage, has 4” long, narrow leaves with lobed tips.

Commonly called Wormwood, Artemisia 'Valerie Finnis' is a cultivar of western U.S. native Artemisia ludoviciana. It is a rhizomatous spreader, but more restrained than the species.

Artemisia ludoviciana is best grown in full sun and well-drained soil. Artemisia 'Valerie Finnis' is deer resistant and tolerant of coastal conditions and drought. Deciduous.


  • Common Names: Wormwood, Western Mugwort, White Sage
  • Zones: 5-10
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Well-drained
  • Height at Maturity: 24"
  • Width at Maturity: 30"
  • Bloom Color: White/Cream
  • Bloom Time: Late summer to fall
  • Foliage Color: Gray/Silver

Special Features

  • Attracts:
  • Tolerates: Deer. Rabbits. Coastal Conditions. Drought.
  • Other Features: Container Plant. Cut Flower. Fragrant. Native to North America.

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