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Wormwood

Artemisia absinthium

Wide spreading, woody perennial growing to 5 feet tall. Leaves are silver-gray and fern-like with a citrusy fragrance and tiny yellow flowers appear in summer. Fresh and dried sprigs are used as a moth repellent and for wreaths and arrangements. Has a long history of medicinal use as a treatment for worms,and known for it use in the  spirit absinthe. Can be invasive, cut back flowers before they go to seed. Prohibited in Colorado.        300 seeds

 

 

Planting

Perennial, zone 4-8

Germination:  10-30 days

Seed Planting Depth:on surface

Starting Indoors/Outdoors:  Start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost. Provide 70-75 degree soil temperature. Transplant 12" apart. Sow outdoors in spring 1-2 weeks before the last frost date, or in the fall , a few seeds every 2-3", thinning to 12" apart. Self sows easily.

Light  Needs:  Full sun 

Soil Needs: Average, well drained 

Uses:Dyeing, medicinal, ornamental

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