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Artemisia absinthium

Common wormwood

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.8m to 1m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourGrey yellow
  • Leaf ColourSilver grey

Description

Artemisia absinthium (Common wormwood). The foliage is dull grey and divided it is found in woodland. The flowerheads are a dull yellow and will bloom in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Europe, Asia

Interest and use

Ornamental foliage. Can be found on waste and rocky ground.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Chalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

Watch out it is poisonous.

Propagation

You can propagate by division in the spring or autumn, or by softwood or semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids.

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