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Artemisia abrotanum (Southernwood) Herb Plant

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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.

Herb Usage

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







Other Details

Full sun
Soil Type:
Moist well-drained soil
Flower Colour:
Latin Name:
Artemisia abrotanum
RHS rating H7 very hardy
Special Features:
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Type of Garden:

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  1. Southernwood 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Sep 2020

    I've been looking for this plant for a while and was very pleased to find it. It arrived promptly, in protective packaging. A few of the fronds were yellow, but there is new growth from the base and it's doing well after a week in a new pot. Very pleased.

  2. Healthy plant 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Aug 2020

    Plant arrived on time. It was carefully packed and in excellent condition. I have potted it on into a bigger pot and look forward to watching it develop further. Thank you for the prompt efficient service.

  3. LOVELY PLANT 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th May 2020

    A fine, strong plant with an excellent root system. Also, a real "blast from the past" as this is "Aipple Ringie" to a Scot - and was a staple in my parents' and grandparents' gardens in Fife. Thanks for the memories.

  4. Memories 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th May 2020

    Beautifully packed delightful scented plant. Brings back lots of memories.

  5. Southernwood Artemisia 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Jun 2019

    Thank you for this beautiful little Herb bush. It was packed so well and arrived quickly, I love it and hope to have many years with it .

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