• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Artemisia absinthium 'Lambrook Silver'

wormwood 'Lambrook Silver'

wormwood 'Lambrook Silver'

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  • Other common names wormwood 'Lambrook Silver'

  • Genus Artemisia can be shrubs, perennials or annuals, evergreen or deciduous, with usually grey, aromatic, often divided foliage and rather insignificant flower-heads

  • Family Asteraceae / Asteraceae

  • Details 'Lambrook Silver' is a slender, woody-based, semi-evergreen perennial to 75cm, with finely divided, aromatic, silvery foliage and narrow upright sprays of small yellow flowerheads

Characteristics

  • Foliage Semi-evergreen

  • Habit Bushy

  • Fragrance Leaf

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilLoam, Sand, Chalk

  • pHNeutral, Acid, Alkaline

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.5-1 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in well-drained fertile soil in full sun

Propagation 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 Coastal City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 6 after the danger of severe frost has past

Pests Prone to aphids and a gall midge

Diseases Generally trouble free

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