White Sagebrush

Artemisia ludoviciana

Artemisia ludoviciana, commonly known as Louisiana sage or white sage, is a popular perennial herb that can be a great addition to a low desert pollinator garden.

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Native
Origin: North America
Family: Asteraceae
Size: 1-3 feet tall and wide
Sun: Full to partial shade
Watering: Low to moderate watering needs, can tolerate drought
Growth Rate: Moderate
Soil: Well-draining preferred
Temperature: Tolerates extreme heat and cold temperatures. Hardy to 10 F.
Disease and Pests:
Uses: Larval host for the Painted Lady butterfly. Attracts a variety of pollinators such as bees and butterflies, and serves as a food source for some bird species. Provides materials and nesting structure for native bees.
Notes: Ground cover or small shrub. Colonizes by creeping rootstalks. so may need to be contained in the landscape. Very aromatic. Wind pollinated, so allergenic.


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