Common Name: Artemisia ‘Powis Castle’
Botanical name: Artemisia x ‘Powis Castle’
A silver-leafed perennial, Artemisia ‘Powis Castle’ has soft-textured, aromatic foliage that contrasts nicely with red, pink, or purple flowers.
Size: 3 feet tall and 3 feet wide
Bloom time: None
Leaves: Silver, fine-textured, aromatic when crushed
Pests and Disease Problems: No serious insect or disease problems
Growing in North Texas
Artemisia ‘Powis Castle’ grows quickly, preferring full sun and well-drained soil. The plant is heat tolerant with low supplemental watering needs, once established. Fertilize at planting time with a timed-release product. Cut back the dead foliage to six inches after it freezes in late fall or early winter. Best planted in fall to allow the plant to establish before sustained heat.
Warning: None. Moderately deer resistant.
“Easy Gardens for North Central Texas”; Steve Huddleston and Pamela Crawford; Color Garden Publishing; 2009; pages 108 – 109
“Neil Sperry’s Complete Guide to Texas Gardening, Second Edition”; Neil Sperry; Taylor Publishing Company; 1991; page 242
Keywords (tags): Full sun, perennial, silver-leafed, drought resistant.