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Artemisia absinthium 'Lambrook Silver' (Wormwood 'Lambrook Silver')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.75m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Artemisia absinthium 'Lambrook Silver'

Other names

Wormwood 'Lambrook Silver', Absinth 'Lambrook Silver'

Genus

Artemisia Artemisia

Variety or Cultivar

'Lambrook Silver' _ 'Lambrook Silver' is an upright, clump-forming, woody-based, semi-evergreen perennial with aromatic, finely-divided, silky, silvery-grey leaves and loose panicles of small, dull yellow flowers in midsummer.


Artemisia absinthium 'Lambrook Silver' is: Semi evergreen

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic.

Habit

Clump-forming, Bushy, Upright

Flower

Insignificant or absent, Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Silvery-grey in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Gall midges Aphids , Gall midges

General care

Pruning

In warm areas, cut back in autumn. In areas with colder winters, cut back in spring. Pinch out the shoot tips of young plants to encourage bushy growth. Discard old plants that cease to make new growth, they do not renovate well & should be replaced.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Artemisia absinthium 'Lambrook Silver' (Wormwood 'Lambrook Silver') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.6m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Gravel, Cottage/Informal, Coastal, City, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny site.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

The pretty silvery leaves of this plant work well with pink and purple cistus, and orange lillies or poppies.

Botanical name

Artemisia absinthium 'Lambrook Silver'

Other names

Wormwood 'Lambrook Silver', Absinth 'Lambrook Silver'

Genus

Artemisia Artemisia

Variety or Cultivar

'Lambrook Silver' _ 'Lambrook Silver' is an upright, clump-forming, woody-based, semi-evergreen perennial with aromatic, finely-divided, silky, silvery-grey leaves and loose panicles of small, dull yellow flowers in midsummer.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic.

Habit

Clump-forming, Bushy, Upright


Colour

Flower

Insignificant or absent, Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Silvery-grey in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Gall midges

General care

Pruning

In warm areas, cut back in autumn. In areas with colder winters, cut back in spring. Pinch out the shoot tips of young plants to encourage bushy growth. Discard old plants that cease to make new growth, they do not renovate well & should be replaced.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Artemisia absinthium 'Lambrook Silver' (Wormwood 'Lambrook Silver') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.6m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Gravel, Cottage/Informal, Coastal, City, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny site.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Artemisia absinthium 'Lambrook Silver' (Wormwood 'Lambrook Silver')

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Phytophthora tentaculata Kröber & Marwitz - All Hosts

Type

Oomycete

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous pathogen present in parts of Europe and beyond.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Artemisia absinthium 'Lambrook Silver' (Wormwood 'Lambrook Silver')

Common pest name

Corn borer; Corn moth; European corn borer; European maize borer; European stalk borer; Maize pyralid

Scientific pest name

Ostrinia nubilalis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Present (Limited)

Likelihood to spread in UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous boring pest present in the UK since the 1930’s. A maize-affecting race was detected for the first time in 2010. Industry may wish to monitor for its presence and mitigate against impacts.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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