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Lambrook Silver Artemesia*

Artemisia absinthium 'Lambrook Silver'

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Lambrook Silver Artemesia (Artemisia absinthium 'Lambrook Silver') at Kennedy's Country Gardens

Lambrook Silver Artemesia foliage

Lambrook Silver Artemesia foliage

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Lambrook Silver Artemesia (Artemisia absinthium 'Lambrook Silver') at Kennedy's Country Gardens

Lambrook Silver Artemesia

Lambrook Silver Artemesia

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  32 inches

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  2a

Other Names:  Wormwood, Sage, Mugwort

Description:

Beautiful aromatic silver foliage are the focus of this selection; a mounded habit, excellent for garden beds or large containers; drought tolerant once established; prune in fall to keep compact and shapely

Ornamental Features

Lambrook Silver Artemesia's attractive tomentose ferny compound leaves emerge silver in spring, turning silvery blue in color throughout the season on a plant with a mounded habit of growth.

Landscape Attributes

Lambrook Silver Artemesia is a dense herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Lambrook Silver Artemesia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Lambrook Silver Artemesia will grow to be about 32 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for clay, alkaline soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
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Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture 
Ornamental Features