Artemisia, a wonderful plant with a distinctive aroma in your yard and garden
Artemisia is a deciduous plant with a characteristic aroma in the leaves. Its leaves are silver-white and fluffy. Blooms from July to September with small yellow flowers. It thrives in dry and poor soils. It is a herbaceous perennial plant with fibrous roots. The stems are straight, reaching a height of 0.80 -1.20 m (sometimes even over 1.5 m, but rarely), tall, grooved, branched, and silvery green. The fruit is small. It grows naturally in uncultivated land, on rocky slopes, and at the edge of paths and fields. Although once relatively common, it is now becoming increasingly rare.
It is one of the best herbs that nature could give us. The International Herbal Organization honored Artemisia as the best herb for the year 2014 not unjustly. Artemisia is one of the best herbs for weight loss since it reduces appetite. It is ideal for weight regulation and even contributes to various disorders of the digestive system. It fights indigestion and gastric problems, relieving your body immediately and effectively.
Artemisia grows in soils of varying composition, even in dry soils, as long as they drain satisfactorily. It prefers sunny places, it is resistant to high temperatures, but it is relatively sensitive to winter frost and north winds. On its foliage, Artemisia has characteristic glandular hairs that serve to reduce transpiration, especially to deal with the hot summer season.
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Artemisia, once planted in the ground, will need frequent watering to establish better roots, and will then require frequent watering during the summer season. Regarding the fertilization of Artemisia, the incorporation of a small amount of organic nitrogen fertilizer or manure in the spring period is imperative. If we want to harvest the wormwood leaves, we can do so at the beginning of flowering in early summer and we can harvest again. We strictly prune the Artemisia in autumn. Artemisia is propagated mainly by cuttings but also by seed.
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