Artemisia vulgaris gilvescens (Miq.) Nakai
Artemisia gilvescens is an erect, herbaceous perennial plant with densely wooly stems; it usually grows 80 - 150cm tall, but is sometimes smaller[
The plant is harvested from the wild for medicinal use and is also sometimes cultivated[
Although we have seen no specific reports for this species, many members of this genus contain potentially allergenic sesquiterpene lactones that can cause skin reactions[
E. Asia - central and eastern China, Japan
Roadsides, shrublands, forest margins at low elevations[
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
Species in this genus are generally easily grown, succeeding in a well-drained circumneutral or slightly alkaline loamy soil, preferring a sunny position[
]. They tend to be longer lived, more hardy and more aromatic when they are grown in a poor dry soil[
Established plants are drought tolerant.
Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer[
The plant is used medicinlly[
The plant contains monoterpenoids and sesquiterpenoids[
The plant is related to mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) and is likely to have similar uses[
Seed - surface sow from late winter to early summer in a greenhouse, making sure that the compost does not dry out[
]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant out in late spring or early summer.
Division in spring or autumn[
Basal cuttings in late spring. Harvest the young shoots when about 10 - 15cm long, pot up in a lightly shaded position in a greenhouse or cold frame and plant them out when well rooted. Very easy.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood, mid summer in a frame.