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Wormwood has been used to make a bitter tonic that stimulates the appetite and improves digestion. Kept clipped, it can be shaped into an attractive silver-green 2-4 foot tall hedge. Wormwood is an excellent background plant in the herb or flower garden; grows nicely with Delphiniums. A winter hardy perennial to zone 3.
Sow seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil but do not cover. Needs light to germinate. Transplant into the garden after all danger of frost 24 inches apart, in rows 3 feet apart.
Growing Wormwood: Direct sowing is not recommended. Prefers full sun. Drought tolerant once established, Wormwood looks best when given some summer water. Heat and deer resistant.