$ 1.95

Wormwood is a 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. Wormwood has a long history of medicinal use as a treatment for worms, and known for its use in the spirit absinthe. Can be invasive, cut back flowers before they go to seed. Prohibited in Colorado.        

300 seeds




Artemisia absinthium

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: Wormwood needs average, well drained soil 

Uses: Dyeing, medicinal, ornamental