Southernwood

Description

Attractive small bush with pungent, grey-green leaves. The whole plant deters insects and can therefore be used as general insect repellant.

Should be cut back in winter and tolerates most climates.

• The leaves make one of the best natural fish moth and mosquito repellant.
• Hang bunches of leaves in a chicken coop to deter fleas, lice, and flies.
• Ants: Chopped and sprinkled around holes, or a strong infusion poured into holes.

 

Additional information

Height

Shrub. 1m X 60cm.

Cultivation

Full sun, well drained, composted soil

Harvesting

Pick fresh leaves and flowers throughout the year.
The leaves and roots produce a yellow natural plant dye for textiles.

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