Island Sage Brush
A California sagebrush endemic to the Channel Islands. This Artemisia can reach up to two feet high. The color of the leaves changes with the seasons. It is an olive green during the reading seasons and gray during the dry seasons. This plant produces a pollen that can produce an allergic reaction.
It is best to prune after the plant flowers in the fall or early winter. The plant might not resprout if it is cut back to old wood and it is not recommended. You should cut back any stem that has leaves and buds. You can also pinch and light heading back anytime.
- Plant in full sun
- Sand soil texture
- Water once a month after the first year
- Attracts butterflies and birds
- Drought tolerant
- Deciduous in the summer
- Hardy up to 20 degrees
- Native to California