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Artemisia Norvegica also known as Boreal Sagebrush, arctic wormwood, boreal sagewort and spruce wormwood.

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Artemisia norvegica which is also known as boreal sagebrush, arctic wormwood, boreal sagewort and spruce wormwood is a perennial shrub. This native perennial can grow up to a height of 2.0 to 5.9 inches (20-60 cm).
It is widely found from Nunavut west to Alaska and south to British Columbia, Alberta, and Washington, in California and east into states of Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado and is widespread in Eurasia. It also occurs in tundra, subalpine, and alpine communities.
The stems are erect from simple to branch. The leaves are basal and are about 0.8 to 7.9 inch (2-20 cm) in length. The inflorescence is spike-like. The flowers are pistillate and are central disced flowers. The fruit is achene and the taproot is stout.
The flowers are pollinated by wind and are monoecious. This herb is also a host to the larvae. The flowers are hermaphrodite and pollinated by wind. The plant prefers light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and needs well-drained soil. It can grow in saline soils. This shrub dislikes shade and dry and moist soils. It can grow in a hardy zone of 7.

Growing conditions/Care for Artemisia maritima:
– Plant in a sunny location.
– It grows in zones of USDA of 7 and -30° F temperature.
– If sowing the seeds, sow in moist sterile soil and cover with fine sand and peat moss.
– The optimum germination temperature of boreal sagebrush seeds was 64 °F (18 °C).
– Avoid alkaline soil for this shrub.
– This herb can also be propagated by cuttings.
– Use 3-4 inches long cuttings.
– Rooting should take place in about 4-8 weeks.
– Remove the lower leaves and on the upper side about half of leaves so that the transpiration is reduced.
– This Wormwood needs full sun to partial shade.
– Dig a hole of 6 to 8 inches to plant.
– Add 2-4 inches of compost or manure to the planting soil.
– The plant’s root ball should fit the hole.
– Keep the soil moist and for good growth water occasionally especially in hot and dry weather.
– Fertilize this wormwood using liquid or general fertilizer every spring.
– Mulch the plant around to about 2-3 inches.
– Prune the shrub periodically for encouraging new growth.
– This Wormwood can tolerate poor soil.
– Maintain high humidity to ensure proper rooting.
– This Wormwood is not affected by many diseases or pests.
– Do not keep the plant wet or soggy as it develops root rot.
– Use a well-drained medium like that of 3 parts perlite to 1 part vermiculite or a mix of 1 part potting mix to 2 or 3 parts perlite.

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