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Artemisia pontica
Artemisia pontica
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Artemisia pontica

Roman Wormwood

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.075.200

An interesting low growing species of Artemisia, suitable as a quick spreading groundcover. Very feathery grey-green leaves add nice texture to the garden. Can be somewhat invasive, but may be contained with an edging strip or grown in a large tub or mixed container. Drought tolerant once established. Insignificant flowers. Herbal uses of this plant go back thousands of years, and extracts are still used today for flavoring certain alcoholic beverages and herbal medicines. Foliage has a pleasant camphor fragrance.

Further details for
Artemisia pontica

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
  Mid Summer
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Ground Cover
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.