Grow a garden filled with the heirloom herb Wormwood, from freshly harvested Artemisia absinthium seeds. Wormwood is an ancient heirloom that dates back to Egyptian times. Mainly used as a medicinal herb to rid the body of worms, Wormwood also serves to aid in digestion and to stimulate the digestive system as well. These plants also have insect repelling properties to keep moths away and to act as a natural pesticide. The plants themselves will reach a mature height of roughly 36 to 48 inches tall, and can spread a good 2 feet wide. The attractive plants can also act as an ornamental, displaying silver green leaves throughout the Spring and summer seasons.
Wormwood herbs are mainly categorized as a perennial herb. Perennials such as this will establish a deep root system, which it can use to maintain growth year after year. When the Winter season arrives, your plant life will begin to wilt on the surface, but the roots will remain alive and dormant until the following growing season.
Wormwood is a great herb to grow in the herb garden, but you will want to take caution when growing it around other medicinal and culinary herbs. These plants are known to release a chemical, known as "absinthin," which can be toxic to other plants in the garden. Many gardeners choose to grow wormwood herbs in large pots and containers, as to keep the plants from harming other herbs in the herb garden.