Wormwood

Artemisia 'Powis Castle'

Wormwood - Artemisia  'Powis Castle'

Common Name: Wormwood
Genus: Artemisia
Cultivar: 'Powis Castle'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Good for a rock garden

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.90 m (90 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Grey, Yellow
Foliage Colour: Grey/SilverFlowering Period: August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Artemisias are prized for their light almost silver aromatic foliage rather than for their flowers which are dull and insignificant. This cultivar has fine fern-like aromatic leaves and tiny yellow-tinged silver flowers in August. The billowing foliage of this woody stemmed perennial is ideal for a sunny rock garden or border. Although it's one of the hardiest varieties of wormwood do plant it in a well-drained site as the plant is likely to be short-lived in poorly drained soil.

  • Garden care: Cut back stems back to ground-level in autumn and apply a generous mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around base of the plant.
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