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Roman Wormwood
Scientific Name: Artemisia pontica L.
Family: Asteraceae
Roman Wormwood (Artemisia pontica)
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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 3: 20. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 4 - 10

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part sun

Origin: Southeastern Europe

Growth Habits: Aromatic perennial, blue-green stems, 2 feet tall (60 cm)

Watering Needs: Little water

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings in late summer

Roman Wormwood was originally used as an ingredient in making Vermouth. Its use was discontinued mostly because of the toxicity of its thujone component.

Cultural Practices:
Plant 24-36 inches apart (60-90 cm)

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