Fast growing slender annual, also known as Sweet Wormwood and Annual Mugwort, and in China as Qing Hao. The leaves have the most delicious scent when crushed or brushed against or even watered; we plant it next to gateways and the door to our polytunnel so you brush against it as you walk through . The leaves have many medicinal uses. They are anti-bacterial and are renowned in the Tropics for treating malaria, but they can also be used for colds, fevers and diarrhoea. The seeds can also be used medicinally. The leaves form an essential ingredient in the flavouring of spirits such as vermouth, and in China they are used to cultivate the Aspergillus fungus, which is used in the brewing of wine. A very easy to grow plant, tolerant of poor soils and full sun. Height to 200cm. Hardy.
9cm pot. Certified organic plant. As this is an annual it is usually only available in Spring.