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Wormwood Frigida

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This is how we pack and send your Herb Plants to all states except TAS & WA

You will receive
- 1 Wormwood ‘Frigida’ Herb Plant in a 50 X 75mm tube - General growing instructions

All of our Herb Plants are grown organically with certified organic potting mixes and fertilizers

Botanical Name: Artemisia frigida

Wormwood ‘Frigida’ is a small woody perennial growing to 30 - 40cm high and 50 wide. It has grey leaves with clusters of small, simple leaves held in alternate positions on the stem. The leaves are aromatic and after a downpour of rain the leaves have a distinctive aroma. The small leaves may be lobed and can look feathery from a distance. The yellow flower heads consist of a quite small individual flowers held in a round disk like cluster. The floral disks eventually release their seeds for wind dispersal. The root system is rhizomatous which helps propagation and survival.

The scientific name for Wormwood ‘Frigida’ is Artemisia frigida from the Asteraceae family. It may also be known as the Fringed Wormwood or Prairie Sagewort. It is found naturally growing in dry habitat on plains, rocky ground and prairies of Texas, Arizona and Northern Asia and Eurasia to elevations of 3000 meters. This is a Great Plains and Steppe plant which tolerates extremes of cold and heat, as well as dry conditions. There are many different Artemisia species which tend to grow well in dry, arid habitats. They have a long history of medicinal use and have been important to the folklore of many cultures.

For more information please see Common Wormwood.

Growing Conditions

Wormwood Frigida grows best in full sun and will not tolerate shade well. It likes well drained soils of a light, sandy or loamy texture and can tolerate dry and drought like conditions very well once established. It does not like alkaline soils, but nutrient poor soil is tolerated. If water is available the plant will do well and can move between dry and moist conditions. In poor, dry soil a large taproot is grown to access scarce water sources. In times of good water supply the plant has surface roots available. Wormwood ‘Frigida’ may be propagated by seed, by taking cuttings in spring or by dividing the plants.

Culinary Uses

The Hopi Indians were said to use this Wormwood species to flavour items like sweet corn. Other Artemisia species have been used for different culinary purposes.

Medicinal Uses

All the Wormwoods have a history of traditional medicinal use for a number of health complaints. Wormwood Frigida is said to be of use for heartburn, coughs and colds, stomach complaints, regulating the menstrual cycle, to be a useful stimulant, and an antispasmodic. It can also be used as an insect repellent and the leaves are used as a treatment for intestinal worms. For toothache and nosebleeds a poultice can be made from the leaves. The roots are used to make a tonic or/and stimulant.

Other Uses

Wormwood Frigida is used as an insect repellent, a deodorant for pillows and to produce a green dye obtained from the leaves. The leaves were also burned to disinfect a room.


All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.


Plant orders placed now will not be sent until the 4th of January, see our latest Delivery information here.

Our shipping costs are a flat rate, meaning you can add any amount of products to your order and you will pay the same.

Regular Post - $10.95
Express Post - $12.95 (If your order contains a plant express is required)


We send (Australia wide, excluding Western Australia and Tasmania):

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)


We send (Australia wide):

Monday to Friday

*Subjected to actual conditions. Find out more about our Delivery information.


If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can either return your order for a full refund or exchange it for online store credit.

Find out more about our Returns information.

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    Katherine F.
    Australia Australia
    Mugwort and wormwood

    I recently bought herbs from mud Rick herb cottage. They came quickly and well packaged and have thrived on planting. Very happy!

    Justin H.
    Australia Australia
    The best variety of herbs and chillies

    This heart warming nursery has never let me down with their wide variety of quality plants. They are also very well prepped and packed for the long trip to Melbourne. 5 stars.

    Fay B.
    Order received.

    Very happy with the service and plants from Mudbrick Herb Cottage. Had one mishap with a plant, not bad considering how many I ordered. They were quick to respond to my query, and wasted no time in rectifying the problem. Communication was excellent, look forward to dealing with them again soon.

    B W.
    Artemisia Frijida

    Plants arrived beautifully packed and healthy. After following instructions, plants continue to grow well and still look very healthy. . Thankyou

    Amanda A.
    Doing well

    Purchased and delivered in the midst of a heatwave. Arrived well packaged. Like all the others I purchased, this one's doing the best it can to tolerate Summer. I'm sure once we get through this, they will all thrive!