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Botanical Name: Artemisia pycnocephala
Common Name: Sandhill Sagebrush
- Delicate looking silvery foliage, lush growth. Cut back flowerheads to keep mounded form. This sagebrush is native to coastal dunes and does best in coastal gardens with good drainage.
- Plant Family: Asteraceae
- Plant Type: Perennial
- Height by Width: 1' H x 2' W
- Growth Habit: Upright, dense
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Sun Exposure: Coast: full sun; Inland: part sun
- Soil Preference: Well-draining
- Water Requirements: Moderate to regular
- Cold Hardy to: Frost tender
- Flower Season: Spring/Summer
- Flower Color: Yellow
- Endangered?: Not Listed
- Distribution: Monterey County to Humbolt County
- Natural Habitat: Sand dunes
- Care and Maintenance
- Introduced into cultivation in California by Theodore Payne.
- From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "Rather stout stems, 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 feet high, branching from a woody base. Beautiful finely cut silvery foliage. A very decorative plant from the sand hills of Monterey County. Gallon cans, 60c."
- Other Names
- Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.