Artemisia absinthium growing shrub of the genus Artemisia also known as Common wormwood, Artemisia absinthium perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental plant and fragrant plant, grow in mediterranean, subtropical, temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 4-10a and with the right care possible in hardiness zone 10b.
Artemisia absinthium leaves
Leaves edible in green-grey color and deeply lobed shape.
Flower color yellow, the flowers grow in the end of the branch in spherical structure.
Artemisia absinthium for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy
Requirements for Artemisia absinthium growing and care:
Grow it far from other plants
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seeds (explanation bellow)/ Vegetative Reproduction – start by cutting for stems put the stem in moist soil, better peat soil but possible other soil, consider to use greenhouse or plastic box to keep high humidity, possible to put in water and switch the water every few days but might not work and other option layering – bending a branch over and covering it with soil
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but possible
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spring to summer in hardiness zone 4-9, spring to early autumn in in hardiness zone 10a, autumn to early spring in hardiness zone 10b
Pests and diseases:
Autumn to winter
How to prune:
Cut the inner branches
Size of the plant:
1-1.5 m, 40-60 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Small amount of water to average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Yes, but require light and well ventilated air
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, start with container that bigger than the plant at least 30-50%, need to switch the soil once in a few years by new soil, better to do in the winter, wash the soil from the roots and cut the root and prune the plant, use potting mix or peat soil with perlite and mix it with hummus and organic matter, use chopped mulch to keep the soil moist, let the bottom of the pot fill in water but dry in the same day.
General information about the flower
Small white flower growing in the branches edges, the flowers sterile
Thinning the bloom:
If grown for the leaves recommend to thinning the flowers
Pollination is done by:
Vegetative Reproduction Method:
Preferred time for vegetative reproduction:
Spring / Autumn
Time to grow roots in vegetative reproduction:
Treatment for vegetative reproduction:
Put in water, or moist soil without the leaves
Leaves harvesting season:
How to harvest the leaves?
Cut all the branch
Information about leaves:
Green-gray leaves in lobed shape
Uses of Artemisia absinthium leaves:
Beverage, Fragrance, Herbs, Medical use
How to grow Artemisia absinthium from seeds
Saving seeds and care until sowing:
Dry, dark and cool place
Spring to summer in hardiness zone 4-10a, autumn to early spring in hardiness zone 10b
30*30cm (12*12 inches)
Depth of Sowing:
Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist soil, humidity and weed free
Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water, keep the soil moist and don’t let it dry
Condition of seedling:
Moist soil and sunny location