An aromatic or bitter-tasting plant of a genus that includes wormwood, mugwort, and sagebrush. Several kinds are used in herbal medicine and many are cultivated for their feathery grey foliage.
- Genus Artemisia, family Compositae
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- Plants with leaves adapted to coping in hotter climes, the likes of rosemary, lavender, artemisias and Convolvulus cneorum, will have to be planted in well-drained soils if they are not to suffer from waterlogging in wet winters.
- Good foliage plants for fillers are low-growing artemisias, dusty miller, and golden, purple, or tricolor sage.
- Don't forget to factor white and blue into your planting scheme; both do a great job of cooling off and separating drifts of hot-colored plants, as do gray-foliaged plants such as santolina, artemisia, and dusty miller.
Middle English: via Latin from Greek, 'wormwood', named after the goddess Artemis, to whom it was sacred.