Common Name: Wormwood
Latin Name: Artemesia absinthium
Description: Aromatic shrub with silver-grey feathery foliage and tiny yellow flowers in summer. Wormwood is stunning dotted throughout the garden as a highlight and the silver foliage is especially beautiful in the night time garden.
Wormwood copes extremely well with the sandy soil and salt air that is quite common along the coast of WA. Perennial. 100cm.
Harvesting: Harvest leaves at any time. Use fresh or dried.
Best Results: Cut down by two thirds at the end of every winter. The plant might look a bit like a stump but if you look closely at the stems there should be new growth starting which within a matter of weeks will be beautiful lush leaves.
Uses: Strong infusion of the leaves sprayed on to ornamentals or vegetables helps repel snails and caterpillars.
Companion: Repels fruit fly, mosquitoes and other pests