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Botanical Name: Artemisia californica
Common Name: California Sagebrush
- Strongly scented foliage. A typical plant of the Coastal Sage Scrub. Fine, silver-gray leaf texture offer a nice complement to a hedge or background planting. Recommended for erosion control.
- Plant Family: Asteraceae
- Plant Type: Shrub
- Height by Width: 3-4' H x 4' W
- Growth Habit: Upright, loose, and woody
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
- Soil Preference: Adaptable
- Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
- Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
- Flower Season: Summer
- Flower Color: Grey-green
- Endangered?: Not Listed
- Distribution: Central West, Southwest, Northern Baja
- Natural Habitat: Coastal scrub, chaparral, dry foothills especially near coast
- Care and Maintenance
- Introduced into cultivation in California by Theodore Payne.
- From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: A small shrub 2 1/2 to 4 feet high, desirable for its gray green finely cut aromatic foliage. Gallon cans, 40c."
- Other Names
- Common name 'Old Man' referenced in Theodore Payne catalogs.
- Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.