Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Artemisia absinthium, Wormwood

Common Name: Wormwood

Genus: Artemisia

Species: absinthium

Characteristics of Plant
An aromatic woody perennial that has medicinal properties, but always do your research before ingesting any new plant.

It does well in almost all the zones and is fairly drought tolerant once established. Another nice feature of this plant is that is also fairly deer resistant.

It really doesn't boast any significant flowers. The small yellow flowers that are produced are mainly for seed and not aesthetic properties.

The leaves are a silvery-grey in color and can reach heights of up to 2'. Cuttings root easily, but if sowing seed, just gently press into soil and do not cover. If the plant is not dead-headed it will re-seed on its own.

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Life Cycle
Perennial

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 2
Zone 3
Zone 4
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8
Zone 9

Endangered Species
No

Heirloom
No

When to Sow Seed
Early Spring
Mid Spring

Germination Temperature
60-70 F

Seed Sowing Depth
Lay on top of soil

Seed Needs Light to Germinate
Yes

Days to Germination
24- 30 days

Sun Exposure
Full Sun
Part Sun/ Part Shade

Plant Height
1- 2 feet

Plant Form
Branching
Upright

Blooms
Yes

Flower Color
Pale Yellow

Fragrance
Mild

Nutritional Needs
Moist

Fertile
Yes

Reproduces By
Stem Fragments
Seed

Cutting Flower
No

Additional Uses
Borders

Image
(Image by starlight1153)
"Artemisia absinthium ... Photo is copyrighted to Jonna Sudenius."
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