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Artemisia veriotiorum

Chinese mugwort

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourDark grey-green

Description

Artemisia veriotiorum (Chinese mugwort). The leaves are 1-2 pinnate and dark grey-green. The flowers are produced in single yellow blooms.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Wormwood

Origin

China

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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