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Artemisia norvegica

Scottish wormwood

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourGrey

Description

Artemisia norvegica (Scottish wormwood). This species is a stalked clump annual herb. The leaves are 1-2 pinnate and grey in colour. The flowers are single yellow and will bloom in the early summer.

Characteristics

Annual, Deciduous or Evergreen, Herbaceous

Other common names

Wormwood

Origin

Mountainous areas

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
  • 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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