Artemisia- Lad’s Love
Attractive, irregular branching, soft, feathery, deeply cut, grey/green leaves that form alternately. Small, very inconspicuous, yellow/white flowers. Aroma of leaves when crushed is a little like wormwood, with a refreshing lemony scent.
Plant in a well-drained, sunny position. Prune to keep it in good shape. (Being an Artemesia it may inhibit growth of nearby plants).
Aromatic leaves, which contain absinthol, have an insect-deterring effect. For this reason, it has had a history of use: added to sachets to deter moths in cupboards, dry the leaves and line nests to deter lice in the hen house