Artemisia abrotanum

[SOUTHERNWOOD]

 $5.00 

Category: Potted Plants
Longevity: HP (zones 5 to 8)
Lighting Conditions: FS
Average Height: 3 feet
Uses: A D M O R

Finely cut gray-green leaves on stout woody stems. The leaves have a strong rich smell with a hint of citrus. Cultivated for the perfume industry. Rub leaves on skin to repel flies and mosquitoes; store with clothes to repel moths. Formerly a common strewing herb to freshen the air in public places. It is a mild stimulant, operating particularly on the female reproductive system. A yellow dye is obtained from the branches. Prefers a light sandy soil but is adaptable to our clay. Drought tolerant. From S. Europe.

This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 14 February, 2008.
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