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Makana™ Silver Artemesia

Artemisia mauiensis 'TNARTMS'

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Makana™ Silver Artemesia foliage

Makana™ Silver Artemesia foliage

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Makana Silver Artemesia (Artemisia mauiensis 'TNARTMS') at The Growing Place

Makana™ Silver Artemesia

Makana™ Silver Artemesia

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Makana Silver Artemesia (Artemisia mauiensis 'TNARTMS') at The Growing Place

Makana™ Silver Artemesia

Makana™ Silver Artemesia

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  24 inches

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Other Names:  Maui Wormwood, Sage, Mugwort

Brand:  Terra Nova

Description:

Beautiful lacy silver foliage is valued for its fine, soft texture and is perfect for mixed containers or in the ground; exceptional when used to contrast plants with dark foliage; fast growing and needs good drainage; heat and drought tolerant

Ornamental Features

Makana™ Silver Artemesia's attractive tiny fragrant threadlike leaves remain silver in color with hints of grayish green throughout the year on a plant with a mounded habit of growth.

Landscape Attributes

Makana™ Silver Artemesia is a dense multi-stemmed annual with a mounded form. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Makana™ Silver Artemesia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Makana™ Silver Artemesia will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. Although it's not a true annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for alkaline soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Makana™ Silver Artemesia is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It can be used either as 'filler' or as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, depending on the height and form of the other plants used in the container planting. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Naturalizing  Container 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture 
Ornamental Features