All plants are sold in at least 9cm pots, NOT tiny plug plants!

Artemisia absinthium


Plant Information

Aspect: Full Sun
Soil Type: Dry
Colour: Yellow

A woody perennial with finely cut, silvery-grey, aromatic foliage. Its small yellow flowers have little ornamental value and is grown primarily for it's foliage. Wormwood is useful in beds, borders, and rock gardens, and it makes an excellent foil for bright colors and dark foliage. This plant needs excellent drainage.

A native herb with many reputed uses, including repelling moths, counteracting poisons, and as a flavouring for vermouth. Once one of a number of cures or, possibly, prophylactics for worms, Artemisia absinthium is best known today as the sometime active ingredient of the drink Absinthe, though its precise effects remain the subject of debate.

Height and Spread: 60cm x 60cm

Common name(s): Wormwood; Old Woman; Old Man; Green Ginger; Lad's Love; St John's girdle.



  • All our plants are hardy and perennial (come back year after year) unless otherwise specified in the description.
  • Every plant we sell is sold established in at least a 9cm pot, although many are in bigger pots. Unlike some nurseries, we do not sell plug plants because these require ongoing care when you receive them. Our plants can be planted in your garden as soon as you receive them, or they can be left in their pots for several weeks until you are ready to plant them.
  • As we grow everything ourselves and cannot just buy more stock when levels are low, there will be times when certain varieties are unavailable until the next batch has grown on.
  • We are not technically 'organic' but, as far as possible, we limit the use of pesticides and chemicals. We are fortunate enough to be situated in the countryside and we enjoy the environment and natural world that surrounds us, so we do what we reasonably can to protect it.
  • For a limited time we are offering free delivery for orders over £50.
If you have any questions about our plants, please feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help.