Artemisia absinthium. Perennial. 3'.
Gray deeply divided leaves cover the entire plant of Wormwood making it look like a soft grey cloud. Accents any adjacent flower color. One of the most bitter herbs. Tonic and diuretic. Leaves laid amongst clothes will repel moths.
Planting Directions: Sow seed indoors 8-10 weeks prior to transplanting in sterile seed starting mix with a soil temperature of 70-80?. Or sow seed outdoors in spring or summer, up to two months before first frost. Plant seed ¼” deep and keep moist until germination occurs in about 2 weeks. Plant in well prepared soil that has been amended with rich compost or a good garden fertilizer. Full sun and well drained soil. When plants are 4” tall transplant or thin to stand 12” apart. Water moderate and regular the first season after which time wormwood requires less water. Artemisia tolerates dry, poor soil. Prune plants annually to maintain attractive appearance.