The members of this genus vary widely in size (1-4 ft. tall by 1-4 ft. wide), but all have gray foliage and insignificant flowers. Plant in full sun, any garden soil and prune after bloom. Water once every
7-10 days. Their color provides a nice contrast when planted next to red, blue or purple flowering plants.
A. absinthium (Wormwood) grows 4 ft. tall by 4 ft. wide; pungent gray foliage; divide every 2-3 years
A. ludoviciana albula (Silver King) 3 ft. tall by 3 ft. wide; silvery white leaves good in arrangements
A. schmidtiana (Silver Mound) 1 ft. tall by 3 ft. wide; gray-green foliage; good as edging or cascading over wall
A. stellerana (Dusty Miller) 2 ft. tall by 3 ft. wide; silvery gray foliage; yellow flowers