A woody and aromatic perennial with many benefits
Aromatic, attractive and beneficial, Artemisia absinthium or wormwood is a woody-based perennial that is grown for its fragrant and attractive silver-gray foliage and its medicinal properties. . It typically forms a clump of erect, non-woody, hairy, gray-green stems to 2-3' tall. Artemisia absinthium is very aromatic and has a spicy bitter taste. It is used in both ayurveda and herbal medicines and to flavor the drink absinthe, and in seasonings for food and drink. Always consult a qualified herbal practitioner before using this plant medicinally or a qualified aromatherapist if using its essential oil, especially if pregnant.
Scientific Name: artemisia absinthium
Plant Life Cycle: Annual/biennial
Optimal Germination Temperature: 15 °C
Germination time in days: 2-4 Weeks
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil requirement: Chalk, Sand, Loam / Well-drained
Sowing and cultivation: Sow seed directly in the ground just before the last spring frost date and very lightly cover. Thin seedlings as required, Plant 45 to 100 cm apart. Please keep in mind that Wormwood can become invasive so do not plant it where you cannot control it.