Artemisia tridentata ssp. tridentata
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Botanical Name: Artemisia tridentata ssp. tridentata
Common Name: Great Basin Sagebrush
- Fragrant and beautiful long-lived shrub. Very drought tolerant. Good for erosion control. Has high wildlife value. Nitrogen fixing.
- Plant Family: Asteraceae
- Plant Type: Shrub
- Height by Width: 4-6' H x 4' W
- Growth Habit: Upright, dense
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
- Growth Rate: Moderate
- Sun Exposure: Full sun
- Soil Preference: Well-draining
- Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
- Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
- Flower Season: Spring/Summer
- Flower Color: Same as foliage
- Endangered?: Not listed
- Distribution: High Cascade, Inner South Coast, and Transverse Ranges, Sierra Nevada Foothills, Southern San Joaquin Valley, South Coast, Great Basin, Mojave Desert
- Natural Habitat: Dry soils, valleys, slopes below 9,000'
- Care and Maintenance
- Introduced into cultivation in California by Theodore Payne.
- From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "Erect growing, much branched shrub, 3 to 6 feet high. Desirable for its pretty silvery aromatic foliage. Gallon cans, 50c."
- Other Names
- Referenced as "Common Sagebrush" in Theodore Payne catalogs.
- Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
- Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.