Southernwood - Artemisia abrotanum - Aromatic Herb
Southernwood - Artemisia abrotanum
Type: Hardy Perennial
Approximate height: Up to 1m
Flowering time: Tiny insignificant flowers in summer
Site and soil type: Prefers a sunny position in light soil.
Uses: Medicinal and aromatic
Plant size: Grown in a 1 litre pot (For pot size guide, click here)
Southernwood is also known as Lad's Love, Maiden's Ruin and slovenwood.
It is semi-evergreen with attractive finely divided feathery green leaves and a strong scent.
Hanging bunches up in the kitchen or wardrobe is said to deter flies and moths.
Peat-free, pesticide-free, plastic-free.
All plants are sent to you in an eco-friendly cardboard POSIpot or fibre pot, (made from wood pulp), together with a wooden ID label and care instructions. In both cases these can be planted straight into the ground in the pot which will biodegrade.
NOTE: It is very important to consult a qualified medical herbalist before taking any herbs medicinally. Any information contained here is for information only and not as a guide to self-medication. The use of any information from this website is entirely at the reader's own risk.