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Fringed Sage

Scientific name

Artemisia frigida


The Fringed Sagebrush is a shrub like, herbaceous, perennial groundcover species that can grow up to 0.5 m in height. This plant may also be known by common names: Silky Wormwood, Prairie Sagewort, Pasture Sagebrush, or Mountain Sage. The leaves are small, 2.5-3 cm long, finely divided and feathery, have silky silvery white hairs, and have a strong aroma. The flowers are small and yellow coloured abundantly appearing on long, erect, branching clusters in the summer. This plant can spread quickly and aggressively in open areas so may require some maintenance to limit the unwanted development.

Planting conditions

Fringed Sagebrush grows best in dry conditions with full sun exposure. It prefers well drained soil and is intolerant of flooding or moist soil. It is drought tolerant and could be chosen for planting on dry sites or upland areas. This plant is naturally found in grasslands, open forests, on dry slopes, and along sandy shorelines.


  • Plant height:
    • Max 1.5m
    • Max 2m
    • Max 3m
    • Any
  • Moisture level:
    • Dry
    • Normal
    • Drought Tolerant
  • Light conditions:
    • Full sun
    • Partial sun
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Loamy
  • pH:
    • Basic
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Potted
    • Wildflower
  • Eco Zone:
    • 2a
    • 2b
    • 3a
    • 3b
    • 4a
    • 4b
  • Plant type:
    • Ground Cover
  • Height:
    • 0.5 m
  • Spread:
    • 2 m