Archive : mugwort

May 10 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Gardening, Perenniels, | 18 comments

Wormwood, mugwort or Powis Castle?

Wormwood

I have been fascinated by the names given to these perennial shrubs. I found them in my favourite book by Margaret Roberts on “Companion Planting”  and became interested in the Artemesia species because of their insect repellant and anti-fungal properties. Through my recent research, I came across some interesting information that I did not know about this plant!! Artemisia is a large, diverse genus of plants with between 200-400 species belonging to [...]