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Commonly known as Mugwort, Wormwood

Genus of about 390 species of deciduous and evergreen shrubs, perennials and annuals known commonly as mugwort, sagebrush and wormwood.

They usually have aromatic silver or grey leaves and flowers of little interest. The foliage makes a useful foil for more colourful subjects.

Most species tolerate hard pruning to maintain a compact form.

Family includes tarragon (A. dracunculus). A.absinthium (absinthe, wormwood) was originally used to flavour vermouth (from the German wermut - wormwood)

Further Reading....

  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - shrubs,perennials and annuals. Grown for variously shaped, usually aromatic silver- coloured leaves.
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know -
  • Medicinal properties - has been used as a tonic, an appetite stimulant, for reducing fevers and as a worming formulation.
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, gall.
  • Place of origin - northern hemisphere, South Africa, western South America.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
  • Wildlife - Butterfly friendly -

Buy Varieties of ARTEMISIA

ARTEMISIA ludoviciana 'Silver Queen'

ARTEMISIA ludoviciana 'Silver Queen'  >

Commonly known as: Western mugwort, White sage.
Silver green leaves
individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

ARTEMISIA 'Powis Castle'   AWARD

ARTEMISIA 'Powis Castle'  >

Commonly known as: Mugwort, Wormwort.
Very dainty silver grey foliage
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each
Available from January 2021 - Awaiting new stock

ARTEMISIA schmidtiana 'Nana'   AWARD

ARTEMISIA schmidtiana 'Nana'  >

Commonly known as: Mugwort, Wormwort.
Tiny, silvery white leaves and a low creeping habit
individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

ARTEMISIA stelleriana 'Boughton Silver'

ARTEMISIA stelleriana 'Boughton Silver'  >

Commonly known as: Hoary mugwort, Wormwood.
(syn. Artemisia stelleriana 'Mori') - Spreading evergreen perennial with deeply-lobed silver leaves
individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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