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We have combined these two powerful search tools into a single Find a Plant service searching over 250,000 plant records.
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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
absinthe common wormwood girdle of St John green ginger holy seed lad's love mingwort old man old woman St John's girdle warmot
Artemisia can be shrubs, perennials or annuals, evergreen or deciduous, with usually grey, aromatic, often divided foliage and rather insignificant flower-heads
A. absinthium is an upright deciduous perennial, with finely divided, highly aromatic grey-green foliage and rather insignificant yellowish flowers in late summer
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
SoilLoam, Sand, Chalk
pHNeutral, Acid, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow in well-drained fertile soil in full sun.
Propagate by seed in containers in a cold frame in autumn or spring. Root stem tips or heeled sideshoots as greenwood cuttings in early summer.
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders
Cottage & Informal Garden Mediterranean Climate Plants
Pruning Pruning group 6 after the danger of severe frost has past
Pests Prone to aphids and a gall midge
Generally trouble free
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