Artemisia absinthium

A very tall silver leaved bitter perennial with small yellow flowers, it is the main ingredient of the drink Vermouth and historiacally was used to expel intestinal worms. 9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

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  • Statuesque herb
  • Aromatic
  • Attractive silver foliage
  • Ingredient in absinthe

A bitter herb, wormwood contains large amounts of the compound ‘thujone’ which can be fatal in large amounts and can cause sleeplessness and convulsions and should not be used without supervision. It is an important ingredient in absinthe and flavouring in other alcoholic drinks. It is a splendid looking in the garden with its tall spires of silver leaves.

Plant care

  • Height: 150cm+
  • Type: Hardy
  • Aspect: Sun
  • Soil: Any/alkaline
  • Flower colour: Yellow
  • Flowering period: July - September

This herb is an absolute sun worshipper and with its feet in heavy rich soils grows into a magnificent looking silver leaved herb;, planted at the back of a border alongside darker plants it looks stunning. The foliage dies back each winter and any older woody stems can be cut back in the autumn. Wormwood can be grown in containers, but does become pot bound quite quickly because of it size.



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