Powis Castle artemisia

Artemisia ‘Powis Castle’


Powis Castle artemisia is a low mounding shrub, herbaceous in character, that grows 2-3 ft. tall, 4-6 ft. across. Silvery gray-green foliage is finely divided and soft in appearance; flowers are inconspicuous.

Discovered in Powis Castle, Wales, Powis Castle artemisia has quickly become a popular garden plant in the Inland Empire due to its relatively small size, soft texture and silvery-gray color. It grows well in full sun to partial shade, on well-drained soils with moderate to low amounts of supplemental water. It is best to treat this selection like an herbaceous perennial; it is often short-lived to 3-5 years and looks best when trimmed each year to maintain a compact shape. It combines well in mixed border plantings, spilling over walls and on banks in both Mediterranean and cottage garden plantings.

Plant Type: Shrub
Foliage Character: Evergreen
Habit: Mounding
Growth Rate: Short-lived, Fast
Foliage Color: Silvery white
Flower Color: Insignificant
Flower Season: Spring
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil
Exposure Adaptations: All day sun, Partial sun
Function: Residential spaces, Raised planters, Foliage accent plant, Borders, Fragrant foliage, Small spaces
Height: 2 ft. – 3 ft.
Width: 4 ft. – 6 ft.