Botanical Name Artemisia ‘Powis Castle’
Common Name Wormwood, Artemesia,
Description A strongly aromatic evergreen busy sub-shrub which has fernlike silvery-white foliage. Powis Castle is highly sort after as a contrast plant in perennial boarders and amongst other shrubs. A great plant to send possums, rabbit and deer packing!! Can be planted around the chicken house as it’s a companion plant that they peck on to assist cleansing themselves of internal parasites such as worms. Pruning’s can also be used in their nesting box to repel insects such as mites. Awarded the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society in 1993.
Flower Time Not grown for the flowers - Small yellow flowers appear in late Summer and autumn.
Size Grows to 60-90cm high x 90 -1.5mcm wide.
Use An excellent plant for dry climates as a contrast plant in full sun gardens. Can be used as a hedge or as a contrast plant within a garden bed. Hardy and easy to grow.
Position - Full sun
Maintenance Well drained soil in sun. Cut back in spring, but never to the ground, leaves must be left or you will kill the bush..
At a Glance
- Contrast plant