(Wormwood)Artemisia species are prized for both their medicinal and ornamental value. Some important agricultural artemesia species include Artemsia dracunculus (tarragon) and Artemesia absinthium (used in the drink Absinthe). There are several ornamental forms with wonderful silver foliage that blend nicely into almost any garden. Although the invasive members of the family are better-known, we offer artemisia selections that you will find to be well-behaved in your garden.
Most Artemisia species generally prefer very bright light and dry sites. They are both deer-resistant and drought tolerant. Some are also salt tolerant plants. The silvery leaves of artemesia pair well with black or dark-foliaged plants such as some elephant ears, and red-flowering plants such as malvaviscus. When you are ready to buy artemesia for your perennial garden, we hope you'll check out our list of artemesia for sale.