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Artemisia arbrotanum
Common Name: Coca Cola Plant, Southernwood Family: Asteraceae (The Aster Family)

Southernwood (Artemisia arbrotanum) is a totally-forgotten ancient garden herb with superb fine-textured aromatic foliage that provides excellent texture all year long PLUS a fruity camphor-like fragrance to the leaves that is reminiscent of Coca Cola! Trim hard in late winter to maintain a bushy habit. Yellowish insignificant flowers can be removed or left on the plant.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

Europe and Africa - North Africa

Native Habitat:
Not known in truly wild habitats.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourYellow
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom Colour
Height2-4' Bloom TimeSpring - Fall
Spread2-3' FragranceYes
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun Part Sun Foliage ColourGreen
Soil MoistureAverage Stem Colour
Hardiness3-9 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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