Southernwood (Artemesia abrotanum) Herb in 1 Litre Pot
Southernwood, or Artemesia abrotanum, is a perennial woody shrub found in Europe. Southernwood is known by many other names including Oldman Wormwood, Garden Sagebrush, European Sage, Southern Wormwood, Lemon Plant and Lad's Love
It forms a bushy shrub the leaves of Southernwood are narrow and feathery, and grey-green in colour, and have a strong lemony camphor-like odour, with small yellow flowers appearing in warmer climates, and as it is easy to cultivate and care for. It is also suitable for container growing, put this deliciously aromatic plant beside a path or sitting area, so it's scent can be enjoyed as you brush past it.
Preferring light, humus rich soil and a sunny site, Southernwood will flourish in most gardens, and will require a hard cutting back in spring to keep its habit neat. It will grow up to 80cm in height.
The leaves of Southernwood have a strong lemony camphor-like odour, this resulted in it being used historically as an air freshener or strewing herb. Southernwood leaves was also used to make a tea, although it needs to be sweetened with honey as it can be bitter. The leaves can also be used in stuffing for meat and poultry. Dried leaves put into a muslin bag will keep away moths, and the leaves are also very pretty for flower arrangements. Infusions of the leaves are said to help with hairloss!
Buy Southernwood Online
Our potted Southernwood herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September