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Artemisia absinthium 'Wormwood' Herb Plant (1L)

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Artemisia absinthium, or Wormwood is known by a host of common names: Absinthium, Absinthe Wormwood, Common Wormwood, Green Ginger or Grand Wormwood. Wormwood grows best in poor soil in a warm sunny position, so occurs naturally on uncultivated, arid ground, on rocky slopes, and at the edge of footpaths and fields.

Native to Europe and Britain, this herbaceous perennial plant produces a hard, woody rhizome which is most famously used in the liquor Absinthe. The leaves and flowering stems are dried and included in insect repellent sachets and fresh infusions are used to help insect bites and stings.

The stems are straight, growing up to 80cm tall, branched, and silvery-green. These branches hold spirally arranged leaves that are greenish-grey above and white below, and are covered with silky silvery-white hair.

Its flowers are tubular and pale yellow in colour and appear from early summer to early autumn.


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Growing conditions:
Poor soil in a sunny position.
Flower Colour:
Pale Yellow
Height x Spread:
1m x 1m
Latin Name:
Artemisia absinthium
Hardiness:
RHS rating H7 very hardy

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