Mugwort is a hardy perennial plant that belongs to the Artemisia family. It is native to Europe, Asia, and Northern Africa, but it has naturalized in many other parts of the world. Growing up to six feet each year, Mugwort can make an annual hedge. It has dark green leaves, showing silver on the underside and a purplish stem. It has a strong, woody root system.
Can be grown nearly anywhere and will readily self seed. Dies back to the roots each autumn.
Mugwort seeds can be sown in autumn or spring.
USDA hardiness zone 3-8
In folklore, mugwort has often been associated with magic and the occult. It was believed to have protective properties and was used in rituals. In some traditions, mugwort was used to protect travelers and to promote lucid dreaming.
Mugwort has also been used in art and literature. It has been mentioned in the works of Shakespeare and Chaucer, and has been depicted in paintings and other works of art.
Overall, mugwort has a rich history of use in various cultures and traditions and continues to be used for a variety of purposes today.