Artemisia “Powis Castle”
Common Names: Satiny Wormwood, Mugwort, Silvermound Artemisia
Light: Full Sun
Height: 1′ – 3′
Spacing/Spread: 3′ – 6′
Color: Silver-grey foliage.
Texas Native: No, but particularly well adapted to central Texas and Austin.
Extra: Deer resistant.
Features: Artemisia is a low maintenance, low growing, evergreen perennial. It is very drought tolerant and deer resistant.
Austin Native Landscaping: “This little tank of a plant should be on everyone’s Xeriscape design! Artemisia is has plenty of uses; its very drought tolerant evergreen and is excellent for xeriscaping. The plant is also particularly deer resistant and has non existent maintenance. We install it in our xeriscapes as a low-mid layer and a backdrop for more colorful elements. Its graceful silvery foliage really complements other colors and make them pop. We love using this hardy plant wherever a touch of evergreen is needed. Perfect!”
Family: Asteraceae (Pronounced – ass-ter-AY-see-ee)
Genus: Artemisia (Pronounced – ar-te-MIZ-ee-uh)
Species: Powis Castle
Propagation: Stem cuttings, rootball division.