|Artemisia frigida (Fringed Sage) Wildflower Seeds Be the first one to write a review|
Origin: US Native Wildflower
Other Common Names: Silky Wormwood, Fringed Sagebrush, Fringed Sagewort, Pasture Sage, Prairie Sage, Prairie Sagewort, Fringed Wormwood, Sweet Sage, Northern Wormwood
Bloom Time: Summer
Height: 9 in to 18 in
Spacing: 12 in to 18 in
Light: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
USDA Zone: 3a-10b
Germination: No pre-treatment needed. Sow seeds on soil surface at 70F and water.
Seeds Per Oz: 225000
Fringed Sage grows prolifically in the mountains and prairies of the United States, providing high quality winter forage for wild animals such as pronghorn, grouse, and elk. It also survives the harsh climate of the steppes of Canada, Siberia, and Mongolia; the first recorded mention of this species in the wild occurred in Siberia in 1803. Its unusual root system enables it to adjust to the moisture level of the soil, growing either a deep taproot or branching roots near the surface. Native Americans and early settlers used the foliage of this plant medicinally to treat infection, coughs, and indigestion; because of its softness and fragrance, pioneer women would stuff pillows with dried bunches of fringed sage. When burned on a campfire, the dried leaves repel unwanted insects such as mosquitoes. However, its appearance alone makes this plant valuable; its silvery beauty won it the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.
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