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Mugwort Seeds

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Mugwort Seeds

Mugwort, also known as Mug Plant, Ai Ye, Sagewort, Felon Herb, Artemisa, Carline Thistle, Chiu Ts'Ao, Common Mugwort, Douglas Mugwort, Wormwood, Old uncle Henry, Sailor's Tobacco, Naughty Man, Old Man or St. John's Plant, is an ancient magical plant that was once known as the "mother-of-herbs". Another known name for Mugwort is the Mug Plant. It was given this name because it was used for brewing beer before hops became the herb of choice. Mugwort's fragrance is pleasant and has a volatile oil that is beneficial for an upset stomach, flatulence and indigestion.

Mugwort is a native to temperate Europe, Asia, northern Africa, and North America.

Mugwort is a tall herbaceous perennial plant that grows 2-4 ft., with a woody root. Mugwort's leaves are long, dark green and have dense white hairs underneath. The stems have an uncommon red-purplish tinge. The numerous yellow to dark red flowers give this plant a unique appearance.

Mugwort has been historically used to promote lucid dreaming. It can be taken internally or bundled together and hung over your bed. Mugwort can also be bundled together, burned and used for smudging. Mugwort folklore suggests that if you rubbed the leaves on your body it will scare ghosts away, or wearing a necklace made of Mugwort would prevent dreaming of the dead. In the Middle Ages a crown made from Mugwort sprays was worn on St. John's Eve to gain security from evil possession.

Mugwort is frequently confused with wormwood. The two can be distinguished by their leaves. Mugwort leaves are white on the under-surfaces only and are pointed, not blunt. Like wormwood, mugwort is useful in keeping off the attacks of moths.

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Additional Details
  • Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee)
  • Genus:Artemisia (ar-te-MIZ-ee-uh)
  • Species: vulgaris (vul-GAIR-iss)
  • AKA: Mug Plant, Ai Ye, Sagewort, Felon Herb, Artemisa, Carline Thistle, Chiu Ts'Ao, Common Mugwort, Douglas Mugwort, Wormwood, Old uncle Henry, Sailor's Tobacco, Naughty Man, Old Man or St. John's Plant
  • Height: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm), 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
  • Spacing: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
  • Germination Time:
  • Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade
  • Bloom Time: Mid Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall
  • Bloom Color:Yellow, Red
  • Foliage: Grown for foliage, Herbaceous
  • Soil Requirements: 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline), 7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)
  • Propagation Methods: By dividing the rootball, From herbaceous stem cuttings, From semi-hardwood cuttings, From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall, From seed; sow indoors before last frost, From seed; direct sow after last frost.
  • Other Details: Flowers are fragrant, Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping, Self-sows freely, Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction.


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