Common wormwood or absinthe is most often grown for its silvery-grey, highly dissected foliage which adds texture and contrast to other plants in the garden. The foliage and panicles of inconspicuous greenish-yellow flowers can be used effectively in fresh or dried flower arrangements. Wormwood is the primary ingredient of the spirit absinthe (easy to make!!) and as a flavouring in other spirits, including vermouth and bitters.
Water: Light water, drought tolerant once established
Hardiness: Frost Hardy
Habit: 2 to 4’ tall and wide perennial shrub
Light: Full Sun
Soil: Average, well-draining soil