Who is this?

sammy zone 7 TulsaMarch 19, 2012

Could someone tell me who this is, and what to do with it now? The first picture is of a small one. The second picture is what has happened to the large ones.

I don't know if I should cut them back or take them out and cut the roots.

THanks,

Sammy

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Lisa_H OK(7)

Could it be artemisia? Is there is smell to the foliage?

Lisa

Here is a link that might be useful: Artemisia

    Bookmark   March 19, 2012 at 11:32AM
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sammy zone 7 Tulsa

Yes, that is exactly what it is. The plant has a refreshing scent. Can you tell me how to care for it?

Thanks,
Sammy

    Bookmark   March 19, 2012 at 12:02PM
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seedmama(7)

Want the best performance out of artemesia? Deprive it of water, fertilizer and generally any attention at all. Want more? Take a cutting and stick it in dirt where nothing else would root. It will.

It does not like humidity.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2012 at 2:46PM
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Lisa_H OK(7)

Seedmama is correct. I kill them. A friend of mine who pays zero, zip, zilch attention, had them for three years until she took them out because they grew.

Go figure. :)

Lisa

    Bookmark   March 19, 2012 at 2:58PM
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mulberryknob

On the positive side, George (macmex) says that while he was in Mexico he always kept one growing as a stomach treatment. I believe he said it was helpful for diarrhea. I hope he will be along to tell you more.

I have a much more weedy variety which I confine to a pot because it spreads by root runners. If I had that leggy one, I think I would cut it back and let it bush back out.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2012 at 5:44PM
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hiites

When watering, be sure not to spray any on the foliage. Just water ground. Water on the foliage will cause what is in your picture.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2012 at 4:45PM
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MiaOKC

Looks like Silver Mound Artemisia, a groundcover version of artemisia. I had some at my old house, loved it. stays low and pretty mostly year round. I had another larger variety, can't recall the name right now, did great. This year it was evergreen, but some years the foliage gets too cold and I had to cut back some to get it to bush out more fully.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 12:12AM
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