WORMWOOD - POWIS CASTLE Scientific Name:
Artemisia arborescens x absinthiumGet the latest pricelists here
Medicinal Uses. It is said that:
- Aromatic herb with a mild camphor fragrance.
- Hybrid between Artemisia Absinthium and Artemisia Aborescens.
- Low-growing, mounding evergreen perennial with outstanding silver-grey, velvet-lacy textured foliage.
- Bears occasionally inconspicuous pale yellow flowers.
- Grow up to 1 meter wide.
- Frost and drought tolerant - more tolerant of summer heat and humidity than other artemisia.
- Best grown in poor to moderately fertile, well-drained soils in full sun.
- Does poorly in moist to wet soils where plants are susceptible to root rot.
- Cut back hard in spring.
- Tend to open up in summer - lightly prune into shape.
- Plant in a rock-/ herb garden, or as a stand-alone specimen.
- Can grow in a container.
- Perfect companion plant to use with other flowering perennials/ornamental grasses to bring out contrasts of leaf colour and texture.
- Mix well in a lavender garden.
- It rarely flowers, thus maintaining its neat appearance with no extra effort.
- Artemisia species are known to treat intestinal parasites.
- Everlasting - leaves are good for pressing.
- Insect repellent:
- Pour 2 liters of water over 150g dried artemisia leaves.
- Stand overnight and simmer for 20 minutes the next day.
- Let it stand to cool off and use as a spray for red spider myth.
- Can combine with other insect repellent herbs.
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