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.