Scientific Name: Artemisia 'Powis Castle'
Common Name: Powis Castle artemisia
Family Name: Asteraceae
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Zone: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.4 - 0.7m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Dense, Upright
Form: Oval - horizontal
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Bedding plant, Container planting, Group or mass planting, Hanging basket, Perennial border, Rock garden, Sheared hedge, Small garden/space, Summer interest
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Leaves: Lobed, Compound, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pubescent, Distinctive smell, Odd-pinnate, Obovate, Pinnately lobed
Flowers: Head (capitulum), Yellow, Brown, Jul-Aug
Fruit: Achene, Brown, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves pinnately compound, typically with 5 leaflets that are deeply lobed, most obovate, 3-5cm long x 2-3cm wide, silverish-green, powdery with very powerful unpleasant smell when crushed; heads about 6mm wide, yellow disk florets only in summer.