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Mugwort

Artemisia spp.

Also known as

Wormwood, Artemisia, Sage brush

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

9a-10b

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

30cm

30cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Mugwort Overview

Artemisia is a large genus comprising annuals, perennials, shrubs and sub-shrubs. They can be evergreen or deciduous and are cultivated mainly for their fern-like silvery foliage. Often found in prairies and other dry areas in the Northern hemisphere, they like temperate climates. Some come from South Africa and South America. Chemically they contain a variety of substances, contributing strong aromas and a bitter taste, and some species are used for culinary or medicinal purposes. In domestic situations, they suit herb gardens, rock gardens and borders.

Common problems with Mugwort

How to propagate Mugwort

Seed

Cuttings

Division

You can propagate by division in the spring or autumn.

Special features of Mugwort

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Mugwort

Grown for the fern-like, silvery foliage that is sometimes aromatic. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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