Artemisia ludoviciana / Prairie Sage / Herb / Seeds

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Artemisia ludoviciana / Prairie Sage / Herb / Seeds

Prairie Sage is an aromatic North American herb, with appealing toothed silver-grey leaves and pale yellow flowers in mid to late summer.  Plants grow to a height of about 60cm and look good in herb gardens, gravel gardens and borders. They are traditional medicinal plants, and culinary herbs and also make a good herbal tea. 

Prairie Sage grows best in a sunny to part shaded dry position in well drained soils.  It is drought tolerant. 


Pack of approx 200 small seeds.  Sow in spring to summer.  Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.

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Hardiness Hardy deciduous perennial herb (RHS Hardiness H6)
Flowers July and August
Height 60 - 90cm
Spread 60cm
Conditions  Grow in full sun to part shade and dry well-drained soil

Sow in spring to summer.  Sow the seeds onto the surface of a tray of compost, press the seeds gently into the compost, and do not exclude light which helps germination.  Keep the tray at 17-20C and germination takes 2-4 weeks, sometimes up to 8 weeks.  Pot on seedlings when they are big enough to handle and pinch out the growing tips of established seedlings to encourage bushiness.  Plant out after hardening off.  


Harvest fresh leaves and shoots in summer for cooking.  Pinch off flower buds if you are growing plants for the leaves. Cut back the plants hard in autumn after flowering.  Semi-hardwood cuttings take well in summer, and basal cuttings can be taken in spring.  Mature plants can be divided in autumn or spring.