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Artemisia arborescens Powis Castle * Wormwood

This old favorite, Artemisia Powis Castle stays about 3' tall and can get to 5-6 feet wide. The soft gray leaves mix well in a lavender garden. I often mix this plant into a lavender garden. Artemisia Powis Castle hardy to 15 or lower. If I have a standby plant that might be used in all gardens this might be it. In large part I use Artemisia Powis Castle because it will grow very quickly and allow a garden to rapidly fill in. It is somewhat short-lived, sometimes only lasting a couple of seasons. But by this time the other plants have finally started to hit their stride.

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Artemisia Powis Castle

Artemisia Powis Castle