How to Grow Artemisia Vulgaris Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Mugwort


Oriental Limemight mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris 'Janlim') photograph by Andrey Zharkikh.

Artemisia vulgaris Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Artemisia vulgaris
  • Common Name: Mugwort
  • Growing Zone: USA: 3 to 9
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Herbaceous, Perennial

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 36 to 96
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 12 to 36
  • Time of Bloom: Summer and early autumn
  • Flower Details: Yellow
  • Leaf Foliage: Green, Silvery
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Upright / erect

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Partially shady to full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Quick
  • Suitable Soil Types: Loamy, Neutral, Slightly alkaline, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Dry to Moist (Medium Moisture is likely gives best results)

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: Medium
  • Propagation: Dividein spring or autumn
  • How to Prune: Remove all flowers to prevent self-seeding. Cut down to ground level in autumn
  • Pests: Usually pest free
  • Diseases: Usually pest free

Further Information

  • Can Attract:
  • Tolerant of: Rabbit, Deer, Drought
  • Best Garden Use: Border
  • Family:
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: Edible, Non-native to North America, Invasive, Attracts butterflies, Suitable for dried flowers, Fragrant flowers, Inconspicuous flowers or blooms
  • Genus Detail: Artemisia
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here

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