Southernwood, Artemesia abrotanum AKA Tangerine Artemesia, Lad’s Love
DESCRIPTION AND CULTURE: Upright and hardy perennial growing up to 4-5’ tall. Does well in most soils, gets taller with more moisture. Very ferny and soft foliage- it is fun plant to pet, releasing it’s fresh and almost tangerine like scent. Not as bitter scented as other artemisias.
PART USED: above ground portion
FUNCTION: can be used as a vermifuge, or for removing worms, but not as strong as the other astemesias. Better used in bouquets and packed with sweaters or linens, releasing it’s fragrance, while repelling moths.