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Artemisia: after the Greek goddess Artemis who so benefitted from a plant of this family that she gave it her own name. This was also the old Latin name given to the mugwort or wormwoods. An alternative possibility for the derivation of this name is that it comes from Queen Artemisia of Halicarnassus in Asia Minor (Turkey), sister and wife of King Mausolus, who ruled after his death from 352 to 350 B.C.E. and built during her short reign one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, which she unfortunately did not live to see the completion of. This is one of the many genera which Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus published in his Species Plantarum in 1753 and is in the family Asteraceae


Syn. = Artemisia arborescens 'Powis Castle'; Artemisia arborescens 'Brass Band'.

Artemisia 'Powis Castle'

Genus: Artemisia
Cultivar: 'Powis Castle'
Habit: Shrub
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy; cold winter
Garden status: Not currently grown

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