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Last updated 06/4/20 13:35.
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)
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.
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
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