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The Art of Artemisias

Uniting utility and beauty, artemisias are an herb lover’s dream.

Common mugwort (A. vulgaris) once had a widespread reputation as a charm against evil spirits.
photograph by J. G. Strauch, Jr.
Artemisia ludoviciana ‘Silver King’ is widely used in wreaths.
photograph by J. G. Strauch, Jr.
Artemisia stelleriana ‘Silver Brocade’ wormwood is also known as dusty miller.
photograph by Anne Gordon
Ground-hugging silvermound (A. schmidtiana ‘Nana’)is a lovely ornamental.
photograph by Anne Gordon
Artemisia ludoviciana ‘Valerie Finnis’provides fine silvery foliage.
photograph by J. G. Strauch, Jr.
Southernwood (Artemisia abrotanum) is known as “poor man’s lavender” for its ability to grow reliably in all but the dampest garden soil.
photograph by Anne Gordon

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