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Artemisia 'Powis Castle'

Mugwort

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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour

Yellow

Feature

Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Geoff Kidd, copyright GAP Photos (26623)

Plant details

An invaluable foliage plant, 'Powis Castle' is unique in carrying multi-branched stems of silver filigree foliage, which acts as a superb foil to medium-sized flowering perennials such as pinks or scabious. It lacks the distracting yellow flowers of so many of the family which make it necessary to clip or prune them to remove the flowers. Outstanding with pastel colours the dense silver colour is held through the summer but is perhaps at its very best in mid-summer, just right for the bulk of the season's flowers. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Artemisia

Cultivar: Powis Castle

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Grey

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 90cm

Spread: 90cm

Time to take cuttings: April to June

Flowering period: August to August


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