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Southernwood Artemisia abrotanum

Phonetic Spelling
ar-tem-EE-zee-ah ab-ro-TAY-num
This plant has high severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Found in: Weedy in disturbed areas, naturalized in waste places in northern US; landscape as cultivated ornamentals

Space needed: 18 inches.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fragrant#sun#yellow#poisonous#full sun#summer#drought tolerant#perennial#herbs#silver leaves#weedy#low maintenance#rabbit resistant#silver#dry soil tolerant#deer resistant#ornamentals
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fragrant#sun#yellow#poisonous#full sun#summer#drought tolerant#perennial#herbs#silver leaves#weedy#low maintenance#rabbit resistant#silver#dry soil tolerant#deer resistant#ornamentals
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Artemisia
    Species:
    abrotanum
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe (southern, eastern, as well as south-central)
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    drought, dry soil, rabbit, deer
    Edibility:
    Uses include teas, sachets, and potpourris
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herb
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Perennial
    Poisonous
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Description:
    Flowers are small, drooping, and greenish-yellow or whitish-yellow.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are silvery-green, alternate, and finely divided into blunt, narrow segments with silvery hairs on both sides.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Design Feature:
    Hedge
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Rabbits
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
    Weedy
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    High
    Poison Symptoms:
    TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN. (Poisonous through ingestion. Poisonous parts: all parts). Symptoms: In the form of absinthe, an outlawed beverage, it can cause forgetfulness, delirium, convulsions, and brain damage
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    A monoterpene thujone
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Bark
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots
    Seeds
    Stems