Common Mugwort/Moxa

Artemisia vulgaris

The silver foliage of mugwort is wonderful for adding visual contrast in the garden. Its high volatile oil content gives it a strong smell and a long list of medicinal qualities – including being used in the practice of moxibustion in Chinese medicine. It is also considered a dream herb – try placing some under your pillow to stimulate your nightly sojourns!

Water: Moist to Dry

Hardiness: Frost Hardy


Habit: Tall herbaceous perennial plant growing to 6' tall, with extensive underground rhizomes

Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: Adaptable

Origin: Temperate Europe, Asia, Northern Africa, and Alaska

Common Mugwort/Moxa