Ordering will resume for Fedco Trees when we release our 2018 catalog, in early October 2017.
Our Divisions →
Ordering will resume for Fedco Trees when we release our 2018 catalog, in early October 2017.
Wormwood Artemisia absinthium Aromatic bitter herb native to Europe.

Traditionally used as a digestive stimulant, mild antidepressant, potent insect repellent, and treatment for intestinal parasites.

Beautiful branching shrub-like woody plant with tall stiff stems and alternate finely cut silvery-grey-green leaves covered with silken white hairs. Useful as an orchard companion—foliage has a strong sage-like scent and acts as an aromatic pest confuser.

Adds a frosty color to the back of a perennial border.

Notorious as the source of absinthe, an addictive and controversial drink, wildly popular in the 19th century. Legal contention swirls around the thujone content in drinks and herbal preparations flavored with wormwood essential oil, which is known to be safe only in minute doses and potentially toxic in excess. Deadhead to prevent unwanted self-seeding.

Thrives in full sun and poor dry soils. Requires excellent drainage. Grows 3' tall. Cannot ship to CO, ND, or WA.

Item Discounted
L759A: 1 for $7.25
ordering closed for the season
L759B: 2 for $12.50
ordering closed for the season
L759C: 3 for $16.75
ordering closed for the season
** Small & Light shipping applies if you order only items with stock numbers beginning with "L".
Click here for a complete list of qualifying items.

Additional Information

Herbaceous Medicinals

These plants have long histories of traditional medicinal use. It’s up to you to educate yourself about the safety and efficacy of using plants for medicinal purposes. The statements in our catalog regarding traditional medicinal uses of plants have not been evaluated by the FDA. The plants we sell are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Plants may take a year or more to establish before they flower; roots often take several years to reach harvestable maturity.

Herbaceous Perennial Plants

When you receive your order, open the bags and check the stock immediately. Roots and crowns should be firm and pliable, not soft or brittle. If they are slightly dry, add a little water or, if they are going to be potted up soon, wet the roots. Generally, a little surface mold is harmless and will not affect the plant’s future performance. If you cannot pot them up immediately, store them in a cool (35–40°) location for a short time.
Pot up the rootstock using well-drained potting mix in a deep 6" pot or a 1-gallon container. Avoid coiling the roots in under-sized containers.
Grow newly potted perennials for a few weeks in a protected location in indirect light at 50–60°. Wet and/or cold conditions for an extended period may cause rotting of the root crowns.
Transplant outside once they show some top growth and the danger of frost has passed.
Click here for more info about planting perennials.