Mugwort Variegated 14cm


14cm pots.

A versatile, hardy plant that has had many uses for centuries. The flowers were once used to flavour beer.

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Artemisia vulgaris ‘Variegated’.

This tough, perennial herb has been used for medicinal purposes since the Middle Ages. It has also been used for magical / witchcraft preparations and religious / ritual purposes. Often known as a dream herb, it is believed to enhance lucid dreaming and assist with a good sleep. Most users dry the herb and place it under their pillow.

Commonly, the fresh leaves are used in tea. It is believed by some that mugwort can assist with insomnia and constipation. It is said by some to assist with problems with the reproductive system and bring on delayed menstruation. It is believed by some to be a digestive stimulant, an easer of gout and a deterrent to intestinal parasites. It can also be used as an insect repellant.

The creamy yellow and green foliage has a slightly bitter taste and partners well with strong and gamey meats and root vegetables. All parts of the plant can be eaten fresh or dried.

Mugwort is a tall, bushy perennial native to Northern Asia, Africa and Europe.

Plant mugwort in a full sun position and prune back every year (usually after flowering) for nice new strong growth. You can prune it back hard if you want as it’s a very vigorous grower.

It’ll grow to about 1.3m high and about 50cm wide and displays pretty, small white flowers. It can seed very easily so the flowers should be removed prior to the seeds setting.

Mugwort can handle most soil types, prefers dry conditions and is tolerant of droughts.


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Mugwort Variegated 14cm


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