The genus Artemesia
contains about three hundred species and ranges through Africa,
North America and South
America. It is an interesting genus in the daisy family. It
includes dusty miller, wormwood, absinthe, and the sage brush of the American
West. Garden plants are grown for their foliage. The flowers are not showy.
Many species have aromatic foliage and are used by people for medicines and
flavorings. One species gives vermouth its flavor.
See plants along the west side of building 2.
Herbaceous plant to twelve to eighteen inches tall.
Light: full sun to part shade
Water: grows faster in a moist soil, drought tolerant when established
Soil: well-drained, otherwise adaptable
Limelight artemesia is perennial garden plant that is
cultivated for its yellow and green variegated foliage. It grows about twelve
to eighteen inches tall and can spread rapidly in a moist, well-drained site
making it suitable for use as a groundcover. It is native to China.
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