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Plant Species of the genus Artemisia

Information about this genus
Name: Artemisia
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: These shrubs are ideal for hot dry areas as most can withstand considerable drought. They should be grown in full sun in well-drained soil. Their silvery leaves provide an attractive foliage contrast in borders and when clipped some species can be used as a low hedge. Prune quite hard in spring to prevent legginess and lightly clip at flowering time if the flowers are not wanted. Propagation is usually from softwood or half-hardened cuttings in summer.
Description: This genus of about 300 species of evergreen herbs and shrubs is spread throughout northern temperate regions with some species also being found in southern Africa and South America. It is a member of the large daisy family but most species bear small dull white or yellow flowers of no ornamental value. The beauty of these plants lies in their attractive foliage which is well dissected and of palest gray to silver. The plants are frequently aromatic. Tarragon, the popular culinary herb, is a member of this genus.

Specie Vernacular Zone
abrotanum southernwood
absinthium absinthium
albula
annua sweet sagewort
Artemisia ?Powis Castle? 7?10
Artemisia arborescens 8-11
Artemisia californica 4-11
biennis biennial wormwood
borealis
campestris field sagewort
canadensis
carruthii Carruth's sagewort
caudata
diversifolia
dracunculoides
dracunculus tarragon
filifolia sand sagebrush
forwoodii
frigida prairie sagewort
glauca
gmelinii Gmelin's wormwood
gnaphalodes
herriotii
kansana
laxa
ludoviciana white sagebrush
matricarioides
minima
pabularis
pontica Roman wormwood
procera
purshiana
richardsoniana
sacrorum
selengensis
serrata sawtooth wormwood
spithamea
stelleriana oldwoman
tridentata
trifida
tripartita threetip sagebrush
umbelliformis Alps wormwood
vulgaris common wormwood



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