Artemisia absinthium

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

Origin: Mediterranean