Common Name: Lad’s Love (Southernwood)
Latin Name: Artemesia abrotanum
Description: Pungently aromatic shrub with grey-green feathery foliage and tiny yellow flowers in summer. Perennial. 100cm.
Harvesting: Harvest leaves at any time. Use fresh or dried.
Best Results: Cut down by two thirds every year.
Uses: Leaves are used in sachets or potpourris to repel moths and fleas. Plant as hedge around chicken pens to repel flies.
Companion: Plant several around outdoor entertaining areas to repel mosquitoes.