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Artemisia lanata

Wormwood

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Growth HabitSemi-trailing
  • Flower ColourGreen-yellow
  • Leaf ColourGrey silver

Description

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.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

South Africa

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
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

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

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

Prone to aphids.

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