Seed Savers Exchange Herb, Wormwood

Seed Savers Exchange Herb, Wormwood
Artemisia absinthium

  • Perennial in zones 3-8
  • Plants grow up to 6 feet tall
  • Dusty grey-green leaves
  • Bright yellow flowers
  • Packet of 250 Seeds


Leaves are used to ward off insects and as a medicinal tonic. Attractive shrubby plants with fine grey-green foliage and numerous yellow flowers in spires, 48-70" tall. Perennial in zones 3-8.


Learn To Grow It

You can sow seeds indoors or directly into the soil in mild areas starting around mid-spring.

Space your plants or seeds 6-8 inches apart in well fertilized soil. Plant your seeds 1/4-3/4 in. deep.

This is a "cut-and-come-again" plant so you can harvest leaves as they mature. Keep the leaves well watered and cool.

Mulching the soil around this crop can help protect the plant and keep roots cool and moist. In frost-free zones, this crop can be grow throughout the fall and winter.

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