The Artemisia group is an herb that was named after Artemis, the goddess of the hunt and the moon, who watched over women and children.
This plant has between 200 and 400 species belonging to the daisy family Asteraceae. The aromatic leaves of some species are used for flavouring. Most species have an extremely bitter taste. Some species, such a wormwood, are used to treat skin infections. Another in this group is Tarragon which is commonly used in French cooking.
Artemisia is a perennial. It grows to 18” in height and 3 feet wide. The beautiful silvery foliage tends to be dense right to the ground, it has a fast grow rate and can live for approximately 10 years. This plant needs full sun, and prefers well-drained soil. It is considered to be drought resistant and makes an ideal choice for low water gardens. Other common names are Wormwood, Sage and Mugwort.
It requires occasional maintenance and upkeep. Be aware of the following characteristics, it spreads and is self-seeding.
It is excellent in spots where nothing else survives.
Plant Type: Herb, Perennial
Sun Exposure: Full
Growth: 18” Height and 3’ feet Wide