Black Sagebrush Seeds ,EVERGREEN Foliage SHRUB
|Uses: Medicinal/Aromatic||Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 3-5)|
|When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall||Ease of Germination: Moderate|
|The black sagebrush is one of the most common shrubs of the United States. The low grey-green shrub is found from California to New Mexico north to Montana. The Shoshoni of Nevada used the leaves for coughs and colds. Ht. 30cm/12".|
Wildlife value, Slopes, Restoration, Parks and open space, Hummingbird plant, Banks, Background plant, Attracts bees, Attracts butterflies
Black Sagebrush is a short, low growing evergreen arid zone sagebrush. It provides good forage to wildlife and livestock. It establishes very well and is a good conservation species for dry sites with shallow soils. Artemesia nova is found most in low desert terrain clustered in the valley, or in sparsely vegetated mountain slops of 4,000 to 8,000 ft. Black Sagebrush is adapted to soils with a pH range of 7.0 to 8.5. Black sagebrush establishes readily and spreads naturally by seed. It is a good conservation species for dry sites and occupies drier sites with shallower, coarser soils than big sagebrush or low sagebrush.
Plant Type: Shrub, Native
Foliage Character: Evergreen
Habit: Spreading, Mounding
Growth Rate: Moderate
Height: 3 ft. - 4 ft.
Width: 5 ft. - 7 ft.
Water Needs: Low 1
Foliage Color: Dark green
Flower Color: White, Lavender
Flower Season: Summer, Spring
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil, Clay
Exposure Adaptations: Heat, Drought, Aridity, All day sun