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Artemisia abrotanum
Artemisia abrotanum
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Artemisia abrotanum


USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.075.020

An ancient garden herb, Southernwood is also perfectly at home in the perennial border. Plants form an upright, bushy clump of very ferny, light green leaves with a wonderful fruity camphor fragrance. Especially nice planted where it can be brushed by or touched to release the scent. Shrub-like in effect, excellent for hot, dry sites. Flowers are insignificant. Good choice for a herb container, combined with other sun-loving plants like sage, rosemary, basil and lavender.

Further details for
Artemisia abrotanum

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   60-120 cm
   23-47 inches
   60-90 cm
   23-35 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.