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Artemisia pontica

Old warrior

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.4m to 1m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourGrey yellow
  • Leaf ColourSilver grey
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Artemisia pontica (Old warrior). This is a fast grower; it has an upright growth with silver-green leaves. The flowers are cream and bloom in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Roman wormwood, Wormwood

Origin

C.E.Europe

Interest and use

Borders

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Chalky
  • 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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