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ARTEMISIA absinthium 'Variegata'
Absinthe, Variegated Absinthe
Variegated absinth, or wormwood, is a clump forming, semi-woody, perennial that is native to Europe and Asia. It has a large, shrubby habit and fine, aromatic, silver gray and white foliage. In early summer it bears panicles of insignificant gray-yellow flowers.
This plant is best grown in full sun and average to poor soil with perfect drainage. It is commonly used as an ingredient in the liquor absinthe and has other medicinal purposes, so it is useful in the herb garden. The variegated form is also useful in perennial borders and is a lovely companion to dark red, purple or blue-flowered ornamentals, such as peonies or delphiniums.
9 - 1
4 - 8
2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
30"-36" / 76.2cm - 91.4cm
20"-24" / 50.8cm - 61.0cm
Europe, Central Asia, Western Asia
Spring, Summer, Fall
White, Silver, Gray
Herb / Vegetable, Mixed Border
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