Tree Wormwood is an extremely
fragrant, frilly leaved perennial that makes quite a statement in the mixed
border. With its silvery leaves, Tree Wormwood looks a lot like
its prodigy Powis Castle Artemisia
except it gets taller and has long stems dotted with little yellow
button flowers. Native to the Mediterranean, Tree Wormwood likes warm
winters and full sun. To keep it looking nice in the garden it needs to be
pruned. Fresh wreaths can be made by banding several stems together at a
time and adding to other fresh herbs. This is a great way to keep the plant
tidy. If we prune every year, we can just cut the whole bush back by a
third. If it goes a couple of years, we cut it back so that each stem
becomes upright once again.
Wormwood would make a great addition to
8-11 Crafter's Herb Garden
and our Zone 8 Fragrant Herb
Garden Six Pack.