Artemisia vulgaris (Mugwort)

Full Sun
Soil Type:
Most Types

Expected to be ready 12th Jun 2020

See full plant description below.

Plant Details

A native wildflower steeped in folklore. Since the 14th century it has been made into garlands and hung over doors to deter evil spirits. It has also been used in place of hops for beer, as a moth repellent, herbally to cure nervousness in women(!) and to cure consumption.

The word Mugwort comes from the old English 'Mucgwyrt', meaning Midgewort for its insect repellent qualities.

A large plant covered in small white flowers in summer.

Height and Spread: 90cm x 60cm

Common name(s): Mugwort; St. John's Herb; Bollon Bane; Felonherb; Midge PLant; Sailor's Tobacco.

Photo: H. Zell / CC BY-SA

All our plants are supplied established in pots. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, 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.