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Artemisia absinthium Growing Guide

How to Grow Wormwood in your Garden

Wormwood

Artemisia absinthium photograph by Matt Lavin.


Quick Artemisia absinthium Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific name: Artemisia absinthium
  • Common Name: Wormwood
  • Growing Zone (USA): 4 to 9
  • Life Cycle/Type: Herbaceous, Perennial

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 36 to 48
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 18 to 24
  • Time of Bloom: Late summer
  • Color of Bloom: Yellow
  • Leaf Foliage Detail: 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
  • Moisture: Dry

Caring Conditions

  • 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

Further Information

  • Can Attact:
  • Tolerant of: Rabbit, Deer, Drought, Erosion, Dry Soil
  • Best used in: Border, Ground cover, Seashore
  • Miscellaneous : Attractive foliage, Non-native to North America, Naturalizing, Suitable for dried flowers
  • Genus Detail: Artemisia
  • Further Reading: Here and Here



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