Artemisia (Wormwood) ar-te-MIZ-ee-uh
Artemisia, aka Wormwood, are grown for their silvery-green foliage and for their aromatic, culinary and medicinal properties. They have alternate, sometimes deeply divided, grey or silver leaves. Flowers are not showy. These plants are a good choice for rock gardens and other sunny, dry landscape sites. The silver foliage is an excellent foil to bright colors, pastels and dark foliage. Artemisia thrive in full sun with well-drained soil. Fast growing. If desired, cut back in spring to control size. Can be sheared during the summer to maintain a low mat-like profile if stems begin to grow upright – new foliage will flush out quickly.