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Powis Castle Artemesia*

Artemisia 'Powis Castle'

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Powis Castle Artemesia (Artemisia 'Powis Castle') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Powis Castle Artemesia

Powis Castle Artemesia

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Powis Castle Artemesia (Artemisia 'Powis Castle') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Powis Castle Artemesia foliage

Powis Castle Artemesia foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  3 feet

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  6b

Other Names:  Wormwood, Sage, Mugwort

Description:

Beautiful lacy silver foliage is valued for its texture and wonderful scent; this native plant attracts wildlife and is resistant to deer; does best in poor, dry soils, an ideal groundcover for adverse conditions where little else will grow

Ornamental Features

Powis Castle Artemesia's attractive small fragrant ferny leaves remain grayish green in colour throughout the season. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Powis Castle Artemesia is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spreading
  • Self-Seeding

Powis Castle Artemesia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Powis Castle Artemesia will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for clay, alkaline soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

This plant is not reliably hardy in our region, and certain restrictions may apply; contact the store for more information.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Groundcover  Naturalizing 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture 
Ornamental Features