A shrubby, semi-evergreen Artemisia which forms a bush of upright branches with grey-green, very scented, foliage. May have very insignificant yellow flowers in late summer, but this is grown for the foliage.
Drought tolerant once established, and excellent for hot sunny sites.
Traditionally popular in cottage gardens. Sprigs of the plant were put in a lover’s posie to symbolise fidelity. Can be used in homemade pot-pourri and sachets to deter moths.
Evergreen in mild winters but don't worry if it appears to die back in very cold weather, it will shoot again strongly in late spring.
Height and spread: 90cm x 45cm
Common name(s): Southernwood; Lad's Love; Cola Plant.