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Artemisia ludoviciana(Silver Wormwood) Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Silver Wormwood (Artemisia ludoviciana)Herb in 1Litre Pot

Artemisia 'Powis Castle' is known by several common names, including silver wormwood, western mugwort, Louisiana wormwood, white sagebrush, and grey sagewort. and is a low-growing semi-evergreen shrub, that has dramatic silver foliage . The flowers are fairly unimpressive, being outshone by the beautiful foliage, but they do appear in mid spring as a yellow splash of colour against the silver grey. As a plant, it is well suited to mixed borders, as well as the herb garden, and works well as a ground cover or rockery planting.

Artemisia prefers full sun and shelter where it will flourish, especially if the soil is dry but fertile, making it an ideal drought resisitant plant. It may need some protection in winter if you are in particularly cold area especially  when the plant is young. This shrub is fast growing and requires cutting back in late autumn to keep a good shape. It does have a compact habit, ideally 60cm wide x 90cm high.

The flowers produce a scented blossom and the foliage is aromatic as well, making Artemisia a tough plant suitable for problem areas, as well as container growing.

Herb Usage

Wormwood has been used therapeutically since ancient times. in fact its common name wormwood is thought to come form the belief that it could rid the body of harmful organisms. . It was also used in the past as a digestive aid. Silver Wormwood has been developed to take full advantage of the foliage rather than any herbal use.

Buy Silver Wormwood Online

Our potted Silver Wormwood herb plants are generally available to buy online from March to September.

Artemisia ludoviciana(Silver Wormwood) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun/Partial shade
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour Yellow
Height 60cm
Spread 90cm
Latin Name Artemisia ludoviciana
Hardiness RHS rating H6 - Hardy very cold winter
Culinary Desserts/Drinks
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic Infusion
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Type of Garden Cottage/Informal