Also known as mugwort, Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) is an attractive, sweet smelling herb with striking grey-green foliage and numerous yellow flowers. Hardy plants grow 2- to 4-feet tall and have long been used as a medicinal tonic and insect repellent. Great for xeric, or low-water, landscapes too! (Perennial, zones 3-8)
Note: Can not be shipped to North Dakota, South Dakota or Washington state.
Each packet contains approximately 250 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
This hardy perennial shrub grows well in full sun and requires little water once established. Sow indoors under lights several weeks before the last frost date in spring. Lightly cover and keep trays warm. Seedlings can be moved outside in the garden after the last frost has passed. Space 12- to 24-inches apart in all direction.
Harvest stems and blossoms in late summer using garden snips. Do NOT cut off more than 1/3 of the stems at any one time. To dry, cut the stems while in full flower and hang upside down in small bunches. Use in sachets, herbal extracts or floral arrangements.