Common name: Mugwort annual, Chinese wormwood, Artemisia, Ginghao
Height at maturity: 1.60 meter
Exposure: sunny or partial shade
Plant type: herbaceous plant
Flower color: green – yellow
Soil type: light sandy soil, stony soil, humus, loam
Watering: normal to heavy
Use: in the garden, balcony pot, terrace, rockery, shrub bed
Diseases and pests: slugs, mosquitoes
Toxicity: not determined
Storage of seeds: 2 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
Artemisia annua is an annual herbaceous plant which is cultivated in the garden for its superb foliage which gives off bitter and fresh aromatic scents. Its leaves are very cut, wide, lobed, rigid with a soft green to dark green color. The foliage can take on a grayer tint when the exposure is sunny and the soil is dry. In this case, it is easy to adapt the water supply to the plant to give it back its beautiful tender green hue.
It forms bushes that can reach heights that can exceed 3 meters in good climatic conditions. It does well in sunny or partial shade and requires a lot of water in a hot climate with temperatures between 20 and 25°C, temperatures which are ideal for it to grow fully. Chinese wormwood resists frosts very well.
The flowering of the plant is of no particular interest but is characterized by small clusters of greenish to yellow flowers which appear in summer.
Artemisia does not require any particular maintenance.
–> Artemisia annua has been used for several centuries in traditional Chinese medicine and is the subject of extensive research in medicinal and agronomic matters. The seeds sold on our site are for ornamental purposes only.