Common Wormwood is an herbaceous perennial that originates from areas across Europe, Africa, Asia and arguably northwestern North America. It has naturalized as an invasive species across many parts of North America.
Its foliage is deeply dissected and fragrant, and plants produce many inconspicuous, tiny wind-pollinated flowers in summer.
Oriental Limelight is only slightly less aggressive than wild plants and should only be grown in above-ground planters that will keep its rhizomes contained.
Use the panicles with their closed buds. Remove leaves. The bitter flavour increases with advanced blooming. Used to flavour meat. Makes fat fat dishes easier to digest.
This wormwood will tolerate a wide range of growing conditions from low-light levels to poor soils.
If it breaks free and overcomes your garden, the only way to get rid of it is to either manually dig it out—making sure that no roots remain—or to smother it with opaque black, mulch cloth for a growing season.
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Genus - Artemisia
Species - Vulgaris
Common name - Oriental Mugwort
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 8
Height - 0,60 -2 m
Spread - 0,50 - 1,80 m
Plant type - Perennial
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acid, Neutral
Soil type - Sandy or loamy, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor
Water requirements - Average, Well Drained, drought tolerant
Landscape uses - Dry open high plains of prairies, scrublands, foothills and mountains, cultivated beds, containers
1. Fill the containers to within 10-15 mm of the top with starting medium and place them in the tray.
2. Moisten the starting medium thoroughly with water. Pour out any water that drains into the tray.
3. Place the seeds on top of the starting medium. Wormwood seeds need light to germinate. Do not cover them with soil.
4. Slide the tray of seeds into the plastic bag and place them in a brightly lit area out of direct sunlight.
5. Check for new seedlings daily. Seeds take 14 to 60 days to germinate. Once seedlings appear, remove them from the plastic bag immediately.
6. Place the tray of seedlings in a sunny window. Keep the soil moist but not soggy and feed weekly with 1/4 strength liquid fertilizer.
7. Begin hardening off the young plants a week to 10 days before planting outdoors. Set the tray of seeds in a shady location outdoors for a few hours every day. Gradually increase the amount of sunlight they receive and the length of time spent outdoors.
8. Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots. Carefully remove the seedling from the container and place it in the hole.
9. Fill the hole with soil, and firm it with your hands.
10. Plant the next seedling and each additional seedling 2 feet from the previous plant.
11. Water thoroughly.
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