Wormwood, 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.
The silky, evergreen foliage of this tender plant looks like billowy clouds of silver.
Attributes - Artemisia arborescens
Plant Type: Herb
Bloom Season: Mid Summer through Early Fall
Flower Color: Yellow
Height: 3 ft. to 5 ft.
Width: 3 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 9, 10
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance.
Artemisia 'Powis Castle', Artemisia abrotanum, Artemisia absinthium 'Lambrook Giant', Artemisia dracunculus sativa, Artemisia lactiflora, Artemisia x latiloba 'Valerie Finis', Artemisia ludoviciana 'Silver King', Artemisia pycnocephala, Artemisia schmidtiana 'Silver Mound'