Artemisia frigida (Fringed sagebrush)

Attractive, rhizomatous, mat-forming subshrub, with grey-green velvety foliage, 1/2 to 11/2 ft. tall occurring from 3,000 to 8,000 feet elevation, often on thin, dry soils. Fair palatability to livestock and good for wildlife. Useful for landscaping.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Asteraceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Subshrub

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Rhizomatous

Mature Height: 2 ft.

Bloom Color: White

Fruit/Seed Color: White

Bloom Period: Summer

Annual Precipitation: 10-40 in.

Drought Tolerance: High

Shade Tolerance: Intermediate

Elevation:  3,000-8,000 ft.

Wetland Indicator Status

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: Medium

Nitrogen fixation: None

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: Medium

CaCO3 Tolerance: High

pH Range: 7.0-9.0


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 4,536,000

Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

Season: Fall/Winter

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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