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Artemisia abrotanum

For sale by Catherine

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This small shrub makes a lovely counterfoil to roses or other colourful perennials and it smells wonderful. The plants I'm selling are small but established and once planted out they'll grow quickly. My garden would not be complete without at least one of these.

Artemisia abrotanum | Bideford, Devon, EX39
Pot SizeTotal Price
1 litre

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Plant Finder: about Artemisia abrotanum

Common names

Southernwood, Old man, Lad's love, Boy's love, Wormwood


Artemisia abrotanum (Southernwood). This is a frost hardy shrub, which can grow to a 1m tall. The leaves are grey-green and upright that are finely dented. The flowerheads are small and yellow and will bloom in the summer.


They are fully to half hardy and will prefer an open sunny, well drained site. Trim lightly in spring.

Interest and use

Borders Summer interest.

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Artemisia abrotanum | Longnor, Buxton, Staffordshire, SK17 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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