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Please note that Fringed Sage is not available for pre-order. Flowers will be available for purchase while supplies last at the Palouse Conservation District office on the day of the sale (Saturday, March 23, 2024 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.).


In North America fringed sagebrush occurs naturally from Alaska and western Northwest Territories south along the Rocky Mountains to southern British Columbia, northern Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Fringed Sage prefers dry, open places, from valleys and plains to fairly high elevations in the mountains. It can be found in upland prairies, plains, meadows, deciduous and evergreen forests, deserts, and along roadsides, railroads, ditches, and fences.  Fringed sagebrush has a "good" drought tolerance, requiring an annual precipitation range of 8 to12 inches.  Fringed sagebrush begins growth about mid-April. Flower stalks appear towards the end of July and flower buds are present about the end of the 1st week in August. Fringed sagebrush is in full bloom 2 weeks later. Seed ripens by mid-September and the foliage dries "soon" afterward. 


View the USDA Plant Guide here.


Cover photo: Credit CAJC: in the PNW on Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 DEED)

Fringed Sage (Artemisia frigida)

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