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Questions About Wormwood

Asked by
Anonymous on
April 7, 2011

Q. Wormwood

Will wormwood deter rabbits from the garden?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 7, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

Rabbits are not fond of wormwood. It can deter them from the garden, but they can become use to the smell and it stops working.

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Asked by
outdoorgirl on
May 29, 2015
4

Q. Wormwood zoning areas

I live in northern Minnesota and want silver mound as a ground cover. My conditions are not the best. My property is rocky and clay. Can I still grow it and will it survive?

Answered by
shelley on
May 29, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

I think silver mound stands a pretty good shot of growing and surviving if you amend your clay soil. Here are some articles that will tell you how:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/how-to-improve-clay-soil.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/organic/how-to-easily-improve-your-clay-soil.htm

Silver mound is rated for zones 3-9, you are zone 4 so you are within the acceptable range.

For more information on silver mound, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/artemisia/silver-mound-care.htm

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Asked by
cluce on
August 12, 2015
Western Australia, Perth Region

Q. Disease on wormwood

White nodules on wormwood, stems, leaves.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 13, 2015
Asked by
Anonymous on
September 21, 2015

Q. sweet wormwood

Do you believe that sweet wormwood (or any of its varieties) could be successfully grown in sub-sahara Africa?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 22, 2015
A.

Given the proper growing conditions and care, I would have to say, yes. You can also grow this plant in containers if the area is not suitable. Here is more information on growing this plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/celery/wormwood-plant-growing-sweet-annie.htm

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Asked by
Pat Tucker on
April 11, 2017
Zone 4

Q. wormwood artemisis

the silvery gray foliage has all been packed down (I live in the Syracuse NY/Oswego NY area)and is dead looking. Should I cut it back and see if it has survived? Unfortunately I did not winterize it last fall,assuming it would take care of itself…

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 13, 2017
A.

Yes, prune it back to about 3 inches above the soil surface.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/artemisia/silver-mound-care.htm

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Asked by
holuwapelumi on
March 31, 2019
ibadan city

Q. How can I get the wormwood plant

including the seed

Answered by
BushDoctor on
March 31, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

I would recommend checking places like Amazon, Etsy, or Ebay. They will usually have exactly what you are looking for.

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Asked by
Kirbird on
May 17, 2019
3690

Q. Half garden grows the other half doesnt

We planted out our front garden about 8 months ago and there are some plants that have really thrived (wormwood, lavender, callistemon,) and the other half of the plants in the garden aren’t much bigger than when we put them in the ground. They are only about 5m apart and also contain a wormwood and lavender, so the comparison is easy.
So what can I do to help this?
My husband wants to dig up the poor performing plants, mix in horse poo into the soil, and then replant the plants. But is there a less disruptive answer?
Thanks

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 17, 2019
A.

A few suggestions for you on this. I would rake up the dropped leaves; they can often spread diseases into the soil and your other plantings.
Then I would start with a simple soil test before amending your soil. This will save you time and most likely money to avoid guessing what it may need.
Your County Extension Office will help you with this for just a few dollars in most cases.
This link will help you find your nearest office.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search

These articles have more information for you.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/testing-soil.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/improving-garden-soil.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/organic/the-importance-of-soil-for-an-organic-garden.htm

Beautiful gardens, just a bit of tweaking and hopefully everything will be thriving!

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