The soil can be dry to medium in moisture. Do not overwater.
Wormwood likes a variety of soil types including loam, chalk, and sand.
It should be grown in a location with full sun.
While disease is usually not a problem with Artemisia absinthium plants, pests such as aphids and gall midges do enjoy feeding on this plant.
For best results, this plant should be pruned in the spring after the last frost. Trim the plant back so that it is only a few buds past the older framework and make sure that all thin, weak, and dead growth is removed to help strengthen the plant as a whole.
Once established, Artemisia absinthium is a very hardy plant that is likely to thrive in almost any garden.
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 / UK: H6.
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.