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Artemisia absinthium (Wormwood) Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Artemisia absinthium (Wormwood) Herb in 1L Pot 

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.   Like most Artemesia , wormwood is an attractive and extremely aromatic foliage plant it can be at home in a mixed border as well as the herb garden. 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. Plants can become leggy if not pruned back in Spring they can be pruned back hard to 15cm above ground. 

Herb Usage

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.

Buy Wormwood Online

Our Potted Wormwood herb plants are available to buy online between March and September.





Artemisia absinthium (Wormwood) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Poor Soil
Flower Colour Yellow
Height 100cm
Spread 100cm
Latin Name Artemisia absinthium
Hardiness RHS rating H7 Very hardy
Culinary Desserts/Drinks
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic Infusion
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Type of Garden Cottage/Informal
  • 5

    Posted by Gary Mason on 26th May 2021

    One of our fav herb plants,that we have had ( up to now) been hard to find a decent growing specimen. These 3 we had ordered have been top quality and ready to plant alongside our established Mugworts and Southernwoods. Really impressed on the health of these supplied.

  • 5

    Posted by Katie on 6th Oct 2020

    Honestly great service all round; delivery was fast, plant was very well packaged and arrived in perfect condition. plant itself was in great health and has thrived since arriving :)