by Kate Chinnick

Artemisia absinthium (Wormwood)

Native of Europe and Central Asia
Evergreen small shrub to 1m
Much divided grey foliage
Dull yellow flower heads in late summer
Sub shrub that spreads by rhizomes and branches that root when touching the ground
“Lambrook Silver” is a good cultivar
Prefers an open sunny spot
Fully hardy and prune back to keep tidy
Propagate from cuttings in summer or division in spring
Makes a good aromatic hedge
Plant near henhouse to repel lice