These are mostly herbaceous perennials often with aromaticbut undistinguished . abrotanum, popularly known as lad’s love, old man or southernwood, grows 2—3 ft. high with small yellow flowers and aromatic foliage in August. A. lactiflora reaches 4—5 ft. in a cool soil, bearing small white flowers in September. It is more decorative than most of the artemisias and is useful for the back of a border. A. stelleriana is a rather invasive rockery plant with yellow flowers and attractive silvery foliage. It grows to 6 in. and is happy on very poor soil, provided is sound. A. absinthium is used for the manufacture of absinthe. Artemisias are easily increased by division in March.