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Artemisia 'Powis Castle'(Wormwood 'Powis Castle') Herb Plant

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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.

Wormwood 'Powis Castle'(Artemisia 'Powis Castle')Herb in a1 litre Pot

Artemisia 'Powis Castle' is commonly known as Wormwood or Mugwort, and is a dwarf/low-growing semi-evergreen shrub, that has dramatic silver foliage presented as fine fern-like cut leaves. 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 is the main flavouring of the spirit 'Absinthe'. It was also used in the past as a digestive aid. Wormwood 'Powis Castle' has been developed to take full advantage of the foliage rather than any herbal use.

Buy Wormwood 'Powis Castle' Online

Our potted Wormwood 'Powis Castle' herb plants are generally available to buy online from March to September.

Artemisia 'Powis Castle'(Wormwood 'Powis Castle') Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun/Partial shade
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour Yellow
Height 60cm
Spread 90cm
Latin Name Artemisia 'Powis Castle'
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