Powis Castle Wormwood

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The artist’s secret!

By their nature gardens are full of color. Whether it’s the kaleidoscope of color from annual flowers; the fireworks of reds, oranges and golds from fall leaves; or the tapestry of verdant greens from hedges and trees, there is always color.

As any artist knows, sometimes a swirl of colors improves when it is tempered by a more muted hue.

Enter Wormwood (Artemisia 'Powis Castle'), a subtle but gorgeous plant with a not-subtle and not-gorgeous name.

Wormwood is silver-gray. Not shiny, not fancy, not in-your-face. Graceful, easy on the eyes and the perfect foil for every other color in your garden. It makes bright colors seem more vibrant and less garish. It makes overlooked colors – like every shade of green – look more rich and faceted. Paired with whites? Like Aubrey Hepburn – timeless and sophisticated.

It’s not just the color of Wormwood that makes it work so well in the garden either. Wormwood brings a unique texture and feel to your landscape. The 2’-3’ high mounds have delicate, feathery, dissected foliage that really stands out next to strappy grasses and thick-leaved evergreens.

Wormwood is a drought tolerant plant that is perfect for water-conscious gardeners. It is a staple in cottage gardens, but works well in rustic or contemporary settings, too, where it can appear either hotly wild or coolly structured.

Bonus: Deer won’t touch it.

Order your Wormwood today and use the artists secret weapon for making your colors sing!

* Silver-gray foliage
* Fits small gardens
* Xeric
* Containers
* Ground cover
* Thrives just about anywhere


Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Artemisia 'Powis Castle'
Foliage Silvery-Green
Mature Height 2 to 3 feet
Mature Spread 1 to 2 feet
Soil Type Well Drained
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Flower Color Yellow