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.
- Statuesque herb
- 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.
- 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.
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 - 24 herbs - £5.60
25+ 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.
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.