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Artemisia campestris

Field wormwood

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height1m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourGreen-yellow
  • Leaf ColourGreyish

Description

Artemisia campestris (Field wormwood). This perennial herb will produce 2-3 pinnatisect greyish leaves and they have a bushy mound-clump forming habit.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Herbaceous

Other common names

Wormwood

Origin

Europe, Britain

Interest and use

Grown for the fern-like, silvery foliage that is sometimes aromatic. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

You will need to grow in well-drained fertile soil with full sun.

Propagation

Prune back lightly in the spring. The seeds can be sown in the autumn or the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for powdery mildew and aphids.

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