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.
A large plant covered in small white flowers from August to October. The red stems make interesting additions to dried flower arrangements. Will grow in pretty much any soil in full sun or partial shade. Lends a wild feel to a border.
Height and Spread: 1-2m x 60cm
The word Mugwort comes from the old English 'Mucgwyrt', meaning Midgewort for its insect repellent qualities.
Common names: Mugwort; St. John's Herb; Bollon Bane; Felonherb; Midge PLant; Sailor's Tobacco; Old Uncle Henry; Naughty man