Artemesia (Wormwood, Western Mugwort)
Superb sun loving foliage plants grown for the bright silvery-white leaves. Artemesia make excellent ground cover as the plants develop quite quickly. They contrast beautifully with most other plants, especially very hot colours, pinks and mauves or white garden designs. Use them with perennials in borders or gravel gardens. They are perfect for mediterranean inspired designs too.
These are very much foliage plants, although they do flower in late Summer, the flowers are small and insignificant.
Any well drained soil is suitable for Artemesia, they are best in full sun. A regular trim in early Spring will keep A. Powis Castle tidy and bushy, other varieties should be cut to ground level in Autumn.
Types of Artemesia Ground Cover
How to grow Artemesia
Position: Full sun.
Foliage: Semi evergeen so some leaves will remain in Winter.
Soil and site: Any well drained soil.
Flowering time: Summer
Growth rate: Moderate/fast
Ultimate height and spread: up to 60cm x 90cm
Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and through the first season until established. Prune Powis Castle in early Spring when growth starts, other varieties should be cut down in Autumn