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Botanical name: Artemisia abrotanum
Other names: Southernwood, Sweet Benjamin, Medicinal wormwood, Sabbath day posy, Slovenwood, Maiden's ruin, Maid's love, Maid's passion, Boy's love, Lad's love, Old man, Tall wormwood
Species: A. abrotanum - A. abrotanum is an erect, doeciduous to semi-evergreen sub-shrub with fragrant, finely divided, grey-green leaves and nodding panicles of yellow-grey flowers in late summer.
Artemisia abrotanum is: Deciduous
Flower: Grey, Pale-yellow in Summer
Foliage: Green, Grey-green in Summer
Fragrance: The foliage has aromatic leaves
Habit: Bushy, Clump-forming, Compact, Erect
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Specific pests: Aphids
Pruning: These plants tend to get straggly with growth and regular pruning encourages bushy growth. Cut back in autumn. (but in cold areas do not cut until spring.) Also pinch out the shoot tips of young plants to encourage bushy growth. To renovate, cut all stem. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Artemisia abrotanum (Tall wormwood) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.
Suggested uses: Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Drying, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Foliage only
Cultivation: Plant in well-drained soil in full sun or part shade.
Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Soil drainage: Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Aspect: South, East, West
Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)
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Companion planting: The preyty silvery leaves of this plant work well with pink and purple cistus, and orange lillies or poppies.
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