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Asked by
outdoorgirl on
May 29, 2015

Q. Wormwood zoning areas

I live in northern Minnesota and want silver mound as a ground cover. My conditions are not the best. My property is rocky and clay. Can I still grow it and will it survive?

Answered by
shelley on
May 29, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

I think silver mound stands a pretty good shot of growing and surviving if you amend your clay soil. Here are some articles that will tell you how:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/how-to-improve-clay-soil.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/organic/how-to-easily-improve-your-clay-soil.htm

Silver mound is rated for zones 3-9, you are zone 4 so you are within the acceptable range.

For more information on silver mound, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/artemisia/silver-mound-care.htm

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Asked by
cluce on
August 12, 2015

Q. Disease on wormwood

White nodules on wormwood, stems, leaves.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 13, 2015
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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 21, 2015

Q. sweet wormwood

Do you believe that sweet wormwood (or any of its varieties) could be successfully grown in sub-sahara Africa?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 22, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

Given the proper growing conditions and care, I would have to say, yes. You can also grow this plant in containers if the area is not suitable. Here is more information on growing this plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/celery/wormwood-plant-growing-sweet-annie.htm

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Asked by
Pat Tucker on
April 11, 2017

Q. wormwood artemisis

the silvery gray foliage has all been packed down (I live in the Syracuse NY/Oswego NY area)and is dead looking. Should I cut it back and see if it has survived? Unfortunately I did not winterize it last fall,assuming it would take care of itself…

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 13, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

Yes, prune it back to about 3 inches above the soil surface.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/artemisia/silver-mound-care.htm

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