With white and green variegated leaves, this herb is distinctly more attractive than the wild variety. A bitter herb once used for treating worm infestations in animals, it is also one of the nine sacred Druid herbs.
- Attractive foliage
- Grows well in a pot
- Spreading perennial
There are many folklore tales associated with this herb - it seems in many countries it was worn to bring good health, during midsummer a sprig worn all day was cast into a fire and as it burned, it is believed all the ills of the year went with it.
- Height: 100-150cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: Yellow
- Flowering period: August - September
A tall easy to grow spreading perennial – this herb can develop in to a well-established clump and looks very attractive with its variegated green and white leaves. The grey leaves of wild mugwort can be commonly found growing on field margins and in rough uncultivated ground. The long stems can be cut right down at the end of the summer – it grows well in a pot if space is at a premium, but need to be divided every two to three years to stop it becomes to root bound.
Regarded in the past as a magical herb, mugwort was one of nine herbs used to repel spirits and demons. It is a bitter herb, used to aid the female reproductive system and stimulate appetite.
In Chinese medicine, ground mugwort leaves are burned in a cone near the body’s acupuncture point to increase energy flow in a process known as moxibustion.
Mugwort is thought to have got its name from the Saxon muggia wort because of its ability to deter flies and midges.
Herbs are usually dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays via a 24hr courier service, within 2-4 days of placing your order. Please note that at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
1 - 23 herbs - £5.85
24+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
All the herbs are supplied in 9x9 cm pots (8cm depth). Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.