Artemisia absinthium | Wormwood | Absinthe Flower Seeds

Deutscher Name:
Wermutkraut, Echter Wermut
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Artemisia commonly known as Mugwort, Wormwood, Sagebrush, Sagewort, Absinthe, Tarragon, Sage, Lad’s love, Old man, Southernwood, Absinth, Sweet Annie, Sweet wormwood, White mugwort, Western mugwort, Silvermound, absinth wormwood are a diverse group of annuals, perennials and shrubs, some evergreen, grown for their fern like, silvery, aromatic, foliage. Dwarf types benefit from a protective winter covering of sharp grit or gravel. Trim lightly in spring. Propagate by division in spring or fall or by softwood or semi ripe cuttings in summer. These plants are known for their powerful chemical constituents in their essential oils and are used as food plants by the larvae of a number of insects that includes butterflies and moths. Most species have strong aromas and bitter tastes. The flowers are wind pollinated. Tolerates a wide range of soil conditions but will die back in heavy, poorly drained soils and may be short-lived. Plants may become leggy in part sun or very fertile soils. Pinching the tips in spring will help promote shorter, bushier growth. Prolific seed producers and seeds retain their viability for 3-4 years.

USES: Ornamental, Culinary, Repels fleas and certain moths, Beverages such as vermouth, absinthe and wormwood beer. Herb gardens, Contrast in borders and beds, Rock gardens. Drought tolerant gardens, Low maintenance gardens, Xeriscapes

TOLERATES: Drought, Deer, Rabbit, Dry soil, Erosion, Poor soil, Salt, Heat

Botanical Name: Artemisia absinthium

Common Name: Common wormwood, Absinthe, Wermutkraut, Echter Wermut

Type: Clump forming, woody based, Perennial

Flower Color: Gold / Yellow 2-5 in (6-10cm) long. 

Foliage Color: Aromatic, silky-hairy, silvery gray leaves 2 ½-4 in. (6-10cm) long 

Flowering Time: Late summer

Plant Height: 3 ft. (90cm)

Plant Width: 24 in. (60cm)

Light Requirements: Full sun

Water Requirements: Moist / Occasionally dry

Soil Requirements: Well drained, fertile soil 

USDA Zone: 4-8

AHS Heat Zone: 9-1

Sowing Instructions (Cliff Notes Version): Sow seeds in containers in a cold frame in autumn or spring. Temperature is 68°F (20°C) if starting indoors. Seeds are slow to germinate. Takes approximately 2-10 weeks. 

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