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Artemisia abrotanum/Southernwood

Artemisia abrotanum / Artemisia abrotanum
Well establish planting of artemisia
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Well establish planting of artemisia

Dense silvery-green foliage

Well established plant spilling over edge of a raised bed

Fresh, silvery-green foliage in May

Close-up of spring foliage

In a display garden

Close-up of plants

Growing in an herb display garden

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Scientific Name: Artemisia abrotanum
Common Name: Southernwood
Plant Type: Deciduous
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Fall
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants with Fragrance
Comments: Produces feathery, aromatic, felt-like foliage. Grows well in neutral to slightly alkaline soil. Use as an herb. Plant in raised beds to insure adequate drainage and full sunlight. Connot tolerate much shade. Relatively short-lived in the hot, humid South.