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Silver Sagebrush

Scientific name

Artemisia cana


The Silver Sagebrush is a deciduous, densely branched shrub species that typically grows from 0.5-1 m in height. This species may also be known by the common names Hoary Sagebrush or Dwarf Sagebrush. The leaves are thin and narrow, 2-9 cm long, alternately arranged, whitish green to gray in colour, and have a strong sage aroma. The flowers are yellow, about 2 mm long, grow in a narrow leafy panicle, and bloom in the late summer.

Planting conditions

Silver Sagebrush grows best in wet or moist soils. This shrub can tolerate a range of soil types and pH levels. It is tolerant of periodic flooding and may be able to tolerate mild drought. This shrub is naturally found in moist meadows, wet forests, and along river or lake shorelines.


  • Plant height:
    • Max 1.5m
    • Max 2m
    • Max 3m
    • Any
  • Moisture level:
    • Normal
    • Moist
    • Wet
    • Drought Tolerant
    • Flood Tolerant
  • Light conditions:
    • Partial sun
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Loamy
    • Clay
    • Rocky
  • pH:
    • Acidic
    • Basic
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Potted
  • Eco Zone:
    • 4a
    • 4b
  • Plant type:
    • Shrub
  • Height:
    • 1 m
  • Spread:
    • 1 m