Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)
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Wormwood is a highly aromatic ornamental herb with soft silvery leaves. Artemisia blends well with many different kinds of sun-loving perennials or shrubs, but especially those with similar drought tolerance, such as coneflowers, rock rose, heathers, etc. Artemisias are not often bothered by pests like deer or diseases making them easy to grow.
Plants are grown and shipped in 2" plugs. Please transplant the plug into a container of soil and water immediately upon arrival.
Wormwood has been used throughout history for medicinal purposes. Wormwood's name stems from its historical use as an anti-parasitic. The essential oil from this hearty, bitter-tasting herb has also been used to help with digestion, pain management, and to reduce swelling. But perhaps its most famous contribution to history starts in the late 1700's when it is used as the primary component in the spirit Absinthe. Thought to be highly addictive and psychoactive it was banned in this country from 1913 until 2007.
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) lists wormwood as unsafe for internal use because it contains thujone, which is toxic. The FDA requires all wormwood products sold in the U.S. to be thujone-free.
Height: 2 Feet
in Zones 5-11
Flower Color: Yellow
Characteristics: Full Sun,
Uses: Dried Flower,
NOTE: Live plants are shipped ONLY on Tuesday of each week. If your order is received by Sunday, it will ship out on the following Tuesday. We close rooting season in the colder months of November through February. Our last orders for the season need to be received by October 15. If you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!