Scientific Name : Artemisia gmelinii
Common Name : Russian Wormwood
Hardiness Zone : 4a - 9a
Hardiness Degree : -30°F (-34°C)
Blooming Season : Late Summer
Plant Habit : Mounded
Characteristics : Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance
Water : Light
Fertilizer : Once a month
Spacing : 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)
Height : 14 - 18" (36 - 46cm)
Width : 14 - 18" (36 - 46cm)
Exposure : Sun, Partial Sun
General Information : Novelty evergreen shrub works great as an accent plant in containers or a groundcover in the landscape. Low maintenance and drought tolerant, hardy SunFern features fern-like textures that thrive in full sun.
Idea & Tips : Best grown in a sunny location, however they can tolerate up to a half day of shade. This hardy perennial is quite drought tolerant once established. Plants can be trimmed to maintain their shape if needed; remove old foliage in Spring. Fertilize in Spring and late Summer.
: SunFern is a novel collection with fern-like texture that resembles an evergreen shrub – the perfect accent plant.
- This unique herbaceous perennial works as a companion plant in containers or as an accent plant in the landscape.
- Plants are non-invasive and won’t spread.
- Low-maintenance, drought-tolerant, Zone-4 hardy Artemisia.
- SunFern features fern-like textures that thrive in sunny locations.
Features medium green leaves.
Protection Information : PPAF
(Flowering Only License)
Breeder : Darwin Perennials
EC 0.75-0.80 mmhos/pH 5.8-6.2
500 ppm IBA
Low to moderate
50-75 ppm N starting day 7
Pinch once, prior to transplant.
35-42 days after sticking
Nights: 56 to 64°F (13 to 18°C) Days: 65 to 76°F (18 to 24°C)
5,000 to 8,000
Day length neutral
Allow media to dry moderately between watering.
Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 150 to 175 ppm N.
Typically not required
B-Nine/Cycocel sprays 2,500/1,000 ppm
Not particularly sensitive. Use well-drained media.
Rooted: 6-8 wks
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