How to Grow Artemisia absinthium Plants in your Garden
Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Absinthe Wormwood
Artemisia absinthium photograph by Matt Lavin.
Artemisia absinthium Growing and Care Guide
- Scientific Name: Artemisia absinthium
- Common Name: Wormwood, Grand wormwood, Absinthe, Absinthium, Absinthe wormwood.
- Growing Zone: USA: 4 to 9
- Life Cycle / Plant Type: Herbaceous, Perennial
- Plant Height (Inches): 36 to 48
- Plant Spread (Inches): 18 to 24
- Time of Bloom: Late summer
- Flower Details: Yellow
- Leaf Foliage: Silver
- Growth Form: Upright / erect
Ideal Growing Conditions
- Best Light Conditions: Full sunlight
- Rate of Growth: Average pace
- Suitable Soil Types: cidic, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Well drained
- Soil Moisture: Dry
- Level of Maintenance: Medium
- Propagation: Seedin containers in a cold frame in autumn or spring. Root stem tips or heeled sideshoots asgreenwoodcuttings in early summer.
- How to Prune: Prune every spring to enhance flowering and tidy up plants.
- Pests: Prone toaphidsand a gall midge
- Diseases: Generally trouble free
- Can Attract:
- Tolerant of: Rabbit, Deer, Drought, Erosion, Dry Soil
- Best Garden Use: Border, Ground cover, Seashore
- Closely Related Species:
- Miscellaneous: Attractive foliage, Non-native to North America, Naturalizing, Suitable for dried flowers. Used to flavour the Absinth drink.
- Genus Detail: Artemisia
- Further Reading and References: Here and Here