- Growth HabitSemi-trailing
- Flower ColourGreen-yellow
- Leaf ColourGrey silver
Artemisia lanata (Wormwood). This species is evergreen or semi-evergreen. It is a low growing perennial; the silver hairy leaves are fern-like and pinnatifid. The flowers are racemes of brown to yellow flowerheads borne in the summer.
Interest and use
Grown for the fern-like, silvery foliage that is sometimes aromatic. Suitable for coastal conditions.
- LightFull sun
- HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
- SoilWell drained, Light
- Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
You can propagate by division in the spring or autumn, or by softwood or semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.
They are fully to half hardy and will prefer an open sunny, well drained site. Trim lightly in spring.
Pests, Diseases or Disorders
Prone to aphids.
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