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
Temperature: 41F Max
Average Germ Time: 28 - 90 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Surface sow seeds
Sowing Rate: 15 - 20 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 24 - 36 inches
Mugwort (Artemisia Vulgaris) - This hardy, perennial 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.
How To Grow Mugwort Herb Seeds: 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. 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.