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Artemisia absinthium ‘Lambrook Silver’

Absinthe

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.5m to 0.75m
  • Spread0.4m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourCreamy grey
  • Leaf ColourSilver-blue
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Artemisia absinthium ‘Lambrook Silver’ (Absinthe). Evergreen, bushy perennial, woody at base. Frost hardy. Bears a mass of divided, aromatic, silvery-blue leaves. Tiny creamy grey flowerheads are produced in long panicles in summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Other common names

Old man, Lad's love, Wormwood

Origin

Europe, Asia

Interest and use

Ornamental silver foliage.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

Needs protection in an exposed site.

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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