The Mediterranean zone encompasses the coastlines of Asia, Africa and Europe, as well as portions of South Africa and coastal California areas. If you want to create a Mediterranean garden then you will need some Mediterranean style plants. There are several options of Mediterranean style plants. One example is Artemisia, Artemisia, also known as wormwood, is a low-maintenance plant. Artemisia can grow from 12 inches to 5-feet tall and is hardy from planting zones 2 to 9. It prefers full sun and although it is drought tolerant, it performs better in well-drained but moist soil.