Artemisia absinthium 'Lambrook Silver'


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Hardy perennial

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Artemisia is an aromatic perennial with pale whitish-green, much divided leaves, silky hairy on both sides and with loose spikes of tiny yellow flowers. It has been used as a herbal remedy for thousands of years in the treatment of such ailments as indigestion, gout and scurvy, and is renowned for its bitter taste. 'Lambrook Silver' is an excellent variety, cultivated for its mass of deeply divided, silver foliage. It is an evergreen perennial that is suitable for rock gardens and garden borders.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Artemisia

Species: absinthium

Cultivar: Lambrook Silver

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Silver

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 75cm

Spread: 60cm

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