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Artemisia 'Powis Castle' (Wormwood 'Powis Castle')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
1m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Artemisia 'Powis Castle'

Other names

Wormwood 'Powis Castle', Artemisia arborescens x absinthium, Wormwood 'Powys Castle', Artemisia arborescens 'Brass Band', Artemisia arborescens 'Powis Castle'

Genus

Artemisia Artemisia

Variety or Cultivar

'Powis Castle' _ 'Powis Castle' is a compact, rounded, evergreen shrub with finely divided, silvery-grey leaves and narrow panicles of insignificant, dull yellow flowers in summer.


Artemisia 'Powis Castle' is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Leaves are aromatic.

Habit

Bushy, Clump-forming, Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pale-yellow, Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage

Green, Grey-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Gall midges Aphids , Gall midges

General care

Pruning

Cut back in autumn. In cold areas, cut back in spring. Pinch out shoot tips of young plants to encourage bushy growth. Discard old plants that cease to make new growth, they do not renovate well and should be replaced.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Artemisia 'Powis Castle' (Wormwood 'Powis Castle') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Foliage only

Cultivation

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

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

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

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Artemisia 'Powis Castle'

Other names

Wormwood 'Powis Castle', Artemisia arborescens x absinthium, Wormwood 'Powys Castle', Artemisia arborescens 'Brass Band', Artemisia arborescens 'Powis Castle'

Genus

Artemisia Artemisia

Variety or Cultivar

'Powis Castle' _ 'Powis Castle' is a compact, rounded, evergreen shrub with finely divided, silvery-grey leaves and narrow panicles of insignificant, dull yellow flowers in summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Leaves are aromatic.

Habit

Bushy, Clump-forming, Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pale-yellow, Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage

Green, Grey-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Gall midges

General care

Pruning

Cut back in autumn. In cold areas, cut back in spring. Pinch out shoot tips of young plants to encourage bushy growth. Discard old plants that cease to make new growth, they do not renovate well and should be replaced.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Artemisia 'Powis Castle' (Wormwood 'Powis Castle') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Foliage only

Cultivation

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

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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COMPANION PLANTS

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

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

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