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Artemisia maritima

Sea wormwood

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.5m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitSemi-trailing
  • Flower ColourYellow-orange
  • Leaf ColourGreyish

Description

Artemisia maritima (Sea wormwood). This species is a deciduous perennial shrub. It will produce yellow-orange spikes of blooms. It will grow to a height of 60cm.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Shrub

Other common names

Wormwood

Origin

Britain

Interest and use

Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilLight, Medium, Sandy, Poor quality
  • 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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