Artemisia filifolia

Artemisia filifolia

Sand sage

Previous scientific name(s): Oligosporus filifolius

Pleasantly aromatic shrub growing 2 to 4 feet tall with narrow, threadlike silvery leaves. A distinctive species commonly found on sandy sites or even dunes in association with Achnatherum hymenoides, Sporobolus cryptandrus, and other high desert, sand tolerant species.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 4 
feet
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Best
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Marginal
Moderately Fine: 
Not Adapted
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
89.20 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
2,000,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Yellow
Blooming Season: 
Fall