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Artemisia - 'Powis Castle' (Southernwood, Artemisia)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Herb, Culinary, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Yellow Flowers (Summer), Grey Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Artemisia Description

This low growing semi -evergreen silver foliage shrub produces a shock of finely cut silver foliage. Insignificant yellow flowers are produced in mid spring. Well suited to mixed borders / Ground cover or rockery planting.


Artemisia - Cultivation Notes

Prefers full sun and shelter, flourishing in dry fertile soils. This shrub is fast growing and requires cutting back in autumn to keep compact habit 60cm wide x 90cm


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Artemisia:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Scented blossom
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Weaknesses of Artemisia

  • Invasive top growth

Design & Plant Use for Artemisia:

  • Summer flowering plant suitable for drift planting
  • Ideal for planting within the herb garden

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Common Missspellings: Artimisia, Artymisea, Artimysea, Artmisea

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