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Artemisia dracunculus - Plant

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Description

Although once planted as both a culinary herb and a medicinal herb, it is primarily grown in gardens today for its attractive ornamental foliage augmented by its pleasant citrus to camphor-like foliage fragrance.

Artemisia abrotanum, commonly called southernwood, is a perennial sub-shrub that typically grows on woody, upright-branching stems to form a 3-4, tall bushy mound of ferny, strongly aromatic, medium to light green leaves, each of which is 1-3 times pinnately dissected into threadlike segments.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name southernwood, Lads Love, Old man, Appleringie, Boys Love, Maids Ruin, Old Mans Tree, Maidens Ruin, wormwood
Maximum Reachable Height Height: 3.00 to 4.00 feetSpread: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Flower Colour Yellowish-white
Bloom Time August to October
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting and care

Cut plants to the ground in early spring. Dividing the clumps every 3-4 years will help keep plants robust. Plants will thrive in dry heat, but generally dislike the hot and humid conditions of the deep South.
Avoid wet soils.

Artemisia dracunculus care

Best grown in organically rich, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Prefers a neutral soil. Avoid wet soils. Appreciates a sheltered location and year-round mulch in the St. Louis area. Established plants have drought tolerance.

Sunlight Full Sun or Partial Shade
Watering Dry to medium
Soil Well draining soil, and adequate moisture although they are tolerant of drought. pH: 6 to 7.5
Fertilizer Established plants can benefit from fertilization. Trees need to be fertilized every few yea Shrubs and other plants in the landscape can be fertilized yearly.

Artemisia dracunculus special feature

Southernwood is an aromatic herb that is grown in herb gardens. It also may be effectively grown in borders or along walks or paths. Low hedge. Herb containe

Artemisia dracunculus uses

Medicinal Use:

  • Southernwood is usually cultivated for its essential oil, which contains absinthol and is used in herbal teas, potpourris or medicinally
  • Medicinally, southernwood herb plants were used as an antiseptic, astringent, stimulant and tonic, and have also been used to fight coughs, tumors and cancers
  • There is some thought that southernwood Artemisia can also be used as an insect repellent

Culinary Use:

  • The young shoots were used to add flavour to pastries and puddings, while branches were used to dye wool a deep yellow hue

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Artemisia dracunculus ?

Artemisia dracunculus is commonly known as southernwood, Lads Love, Old man, Appleringie, Boys Love, Maids Ruin, Old Mans Tree, Maidens Ruin, wormwood

How tall do Artemisia dracunculus grow?

On average Artemisia dracunculus grows Height: 3.00 to 4.00 feet Spread: 2.00 to 3.00 feet

What color are Artemisia dracunculus ?

A Artemisia dracunculus plant bears flowers of color Yellowish-white

When Artemisia dracunculus blooms?

With enough light, Artemisia dracunculus may produce Yellowish-white flowers in August to October

How hard is Artemisia dracunculus to grow?

A Artemisia dracunculus is Easy

How much sunlight does a Artemisia dracunculus need?

A Artemisia dracunculus prefers Full Sun or Partial Shade

How much water does a Artemisia dracunculus need?

A Artemisia dracunculus prefers watering Dry to medium

What kind of soil does a Artemisia dracunculus need?

A Artemisia dracunculus prefers Well draining soil, and adequate moisture although they are tolerant of drought. pH: 6 to 7.5

How often should I fertilize my Artemisia dracunculus ?

To encourage Artemisia dracunculus growth, Established plants can benefit from fertilization. Trees need to be fertilized every few years. Shrubs and other plants in the landscape can be fertilized yearly.

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