Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) Potted Herb Plant

Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) Potted Herb Plant

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aka Absinthe Wormwood, Louisiana Artemisia, Cudweed, Western Mugwort, White Sage, Absinthe

USDA Restricted: No sales to CO, ND, SD, WA

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Artemisia absinthium (absinthe, absinthium, absinthe wormwood, grand wormwood, wormwood) is  native to temperate regions of Eurasia and Northern Africa and widely naturalized in Canada and the northern United States. It is grown as an ornamental plant and is used as an ingredient in the spirit absinthe as well as some other alcoholic beverages.

Type: Perennial
Family:  Asteraceae
Native Range:
Growing Zones:  3-9
Mature Height: 4-5 feet
Mature Width: 12-18 inches

Sowing:  Sow directly in the Fall, or start indoors in pots 6-8 weeks before the last frost after cold stratification. Barely cover. Needs light to germinate.
Sow depth: ¼ in
Days to Germinate: 14-30 @ 60-70F
Special Maintenance: Germination is enhanced by moist chilling at 38 degrees for 2 months. A quick alternative to moist chilling is to place seed in paper towel, moisten towel and then place in freezer for a day or two.

Sunlight: Full sun,
Soil Type: Average
Water: Average
Drought Tolerance: Good
Growth Rate: Moderate

Leaf Description: Toothed edge, feathery, light green
Bloom Time: Summer, June-August
Bloom Description: Small, yellow

Harvest: Leaf
Harvest Time: Harvest before flowering begins in June – August

Special Properties: Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators, Deer resistant, Cut Flower

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