USDA Zones: 3 - 8
Height: 40 - 60 inches
Bloom Season: Late summer to mid fall
Bloom Color: None
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Poor, sandy, well-drained soils
Deer Resistant: Yes
Latin Name: Artemisia Vulgaris
Mugwort (Artemisia Vulgaris) - This hardy, perennial, drough tolerant herb is grown from Mugwort seeds. Throughout history it has been used as a medicinal herb in both Europe and Asia. It is also referred to as Common Mugwort, Cronewort and Moxa. The Mugwort herb plant is shrub-like and many herb gardeners grow it as a hedge. It is considered ornamental with late-summer flower clusters and attractive foliage.
As a culinary herb, the leaves have a pleasant bitter taste and are used for flavoring and as a tea. Common Mugwort will grow nearly anywhere, and it is often seen growing along roadsides and in waste areas.
Herb seed | mugwort
How to grow
How To Grow Mugwort From Seed: Mugwort seeds germinate best with a cold treatment. Some herb gardeners will sow the herb seeds directly out in the garden in the late fall for germination the next spring. Others with mix the herb seeds with dampened peat moss and place the Mugwort seeds/peat moss mixture in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 weeks before planting.
- Sowing Rate: 15 - 20 seeds per plant
- Average Germ Time: 28 - 90 days
- Keep moist until germination
- Attracts birds and butterflies
- Depth: Surface sow
The Mugwort herb plant can be invasive. It spreads by underground rhizomes and by re-seeding. Deadheading the flower clusters before they go to seed is helpful in controlling the spread.
- Height: 40 - 60 inches
- USDA Zones: 3 - 8
- Season: Perennial
- Deer Resistant: Yes
- Drought Tolerant: Yes