Artemisia schmidtiana ‘Nana’


Artemisia schmidtiana ‘Nana’ in a 1 litre pot.

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Artemisia schmidtiana, commonly known as silvermound, is a lovely and hardy herbaceous perennial that is popular in UK gardens. This plant is a member of the daisy family and is prized for its soft, silver-grey foliage and delicate, almost feathery appearance. Silverbush is a hardy plant that thrives in well-draining soil and prefers full sun to partial shade. It is a low-maintenance plant that requires little care beyond occasional watering and feeding. It produces a mound of finely textured, silvery leaves that create a soft and elegant appearance, especially when planted in groups. As an attractive and low-maintenance plant, Artemisia schmidtiana is often used in garden design as a filler or contrast plant, or as a low border. It can also be used in mixed containers or window boxes, where its soft, feathery texture can provide a striking contrast to bolder foliage. Artemisia schmidtiana is known for its aromatic properties, with the foliage producing a pleasant, woody scent when brushed or disturbed. The plant has a long history of medicinal use, with the leaves and flowers being used in traditional medicine to treat a range of ailments, including digestive complaints and fever. Overall, Artemisia schmidtiana is a charming and versatile addition to any UK garden. Its soft, silvery foliage, low-maintenance requirements, and ability to add interest and contrast to a garden make it an excellent choice for gardeners of all levels of experience.

Key Facts

  • Common Name(s):Dwarf Schmidt Wormwood
  • Hardiness:Fully hardy through most of the UK
  • How big will I get? Artemisia schmidtiana ‘Nana’ can grow to a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.5m.
  • Did You Know That:The leaves of Artemisia schmidtiana have a strong, woody scent when crushed or brushed. This is due to the presence of essential oils, which have traditionally been used in perfumes, soaps, and other fragrances.

Plant Calendar

A rough guide to how this plant will change through the year.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Flowering Time
Foliage Colour

Care Guide

Soil Requirements

Artemisia schmidtiana ‘Nana’ prefers soil with good drainage and does not tolerate standing water. This plant can grow in soil with a wide range of pH levels, it is not picky about the pH level of the soil.

Best Position

Artemisia schmidtiana ‘Nana’ can handle either an exposed or a sheltered position and requires full sun to thrive, this consists of more than six hours of direct sunshine per day.


Artemisia schmidtiana ‘Nana’ can be left mainly to its own devices, ideally it would be tidied up in Spring by going through and removing and dead foliage or stems, this will help improve its attractiveness through the growing season but is not required.

Pest, Diseases and Wildlife

Artemisia schmidtiana ‘Nana’ is generally pest free, and it tends not to have problems with diseases.

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