Sweet wormwood

A common weed.
Common name : Sweet wormwood
Scientific name : Artemisia annua
Family : Asteraceae
Category : Wild plants
Type of plant : Annual
Weed
Weed
A common weed from China, but naturalized everywhere else.

Flowering

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Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 5a
Height 30 - 150
pH 7

Plant my sweet wormwood

Frisky Mediterranean species will like pot culture (or outside if you are in a mild region) in a draining mix (add clay balls or gravel to your potting soil if it seems too heavy). Do not hesitate to plant all other sagebrush in the ground. Avoid absolutely poorly drained, heavy soil. Work the soil with the spade then with the claw, to a depth of two spades for the shrubs, and to one for the perennials. Add a fertilizer during the plantation (compost, manure well decomposed on the top of the soil, etc.) Plant without burying the limit between roots and branches. Tamp the soil to put the soil in contact with the roots. Water until the water is no longer absorbed by the soil.

Water my sweet wormwood

Water once a week the first month. In open soil, watering is not necessary except in case of intense drought.

Fertilize my sweet wormwood

A small input of natural fertilizer like compost will not hurt in early winter, to keep a rich soil around your mugwort.

Cut down my sweet wormwood

In autumn, trim the foliage of the perennial sagebrush at the base.

Prune my sweet wormwood

In March, before the vegetation regrows, prune the sagebrush with shears to restore its compact, globally spherical shape.

Shelter my sweet wormwood

Bring non-hardy potted plants inside before winter.

Put outside my sweet wormwood

After the last frosts, you can take out the potted sagebrush.

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