Artemisia absinthium 'Lambrook Giant'
Absinthe, Common Wormwood, Lad's Love, Sagebrush, Mugwort
|The ornamental types of these plants are grown for their striking, silver-gray, aromatic foliage, which is often used in flower arrangements. The leaves of two other types are used as the cooking spice tarragon. For excellent cut flowers, use only the unusual, moisture-loving Artemisia lactiflora, which has striking blooms. These mostly drought-tolerant plants need only average-to-poor soil and full sun for healthy, compact growth. Rich soils create lanky, short-lived plants. Prune lightly in spring to maintain compactness and to promote new growth. Start by cuttings or division.
Its silky-haired, silvery leaves are essential to the outlawed liqueur, absinthe. Long used as a medicinal herb, it is not recommended for home remedies. Likes a moist location and tolerates some shade. Seeds prolifically.
Attributes - Artemisia absinthium 'Lambrook Giant'
Plant Type: Shrub
Bloom Season: Mid Summer through Mid Fall
Flower Color: Yellow
Height: 2 ft. to 2 ft. 6 in.
Width: 2 ft. 6 in.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Notes: Susceptible to Root Rot.
Artemisia 'Powis Castle', Artemisia abrotanum, Artemisia arborescens, Artemisia dracunculus sativa, Artemisia lactiflora, Artemisia x latiloba 'Valerie Finis', Artemisia ludoviciana 'Silver King', Artemisia pycnocephala, Artemisia schmidtiana 'Silver Mound'