Artemisia absinthium 'Lambrook Silver'
- Position: full sun
- Soil: well-drained, fertile soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July-August
- Flower colour: greyish-yellow
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Primarily grown for its attractive foliage, which is softly hairy and has a fern-like quality, this beautiful semi-evergreen perennial will also produce clusters of small, yellowish flowering from mid- to late summer. It is said to produce the most silvery foliage of all the cultivated wormwoods, so it makes a super accent in the border, mixing well with most shades of pinks, purples and plums. It makes an excellent edging plant for a sunny border, or if kept neatly clipped a useful addition to the parterre. To flourish happily, it will need a sheltered spot with plenty of sun and a freely draining soil.
- Garden care: Cut back stems to approximately 15cm in mid- mid-spring, and again after flowering to encourage fresh new foliage to grow. If grown just for its foliage, remove the emerging flowerstems as soon as they appear. Apply a generous mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around base of the plant in autumn and avoide excessive winter wet.
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