Artemisia absinthium

£4.75
Aspect:
Full Sun
Soil Type:
Dry
Colour:
Yellow

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Plant Details

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 supplied in at least 9x10cm pots. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants planted in bigger pots at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.