Yomogi Mugwort (Ssuk)

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Yomogi Mugwort (Artemisia princeps, , ssuk (쑥), suuk, 黄花艾, kui ho, kusa, Japanese Mugwort, Korean Mugwort, or Korean Wormwood) are 3-ft. tall plants with feather-shaped, scalloped leaves with silvery fuzzy undersides, originating from East Asia. Mugwort has a sage-like smell and pleasant bitter taste that is delicious in soups, stir-fries, pancakes, rice cakes, mochi, and green teas. Believed to have healing properties, it is used in acupuncture and moxibustion, the practice of burning the herbs on particular points of the body. In Korea, Mugwort has religious properties, the creation myth of Ungnyeo said 100 days of eating mugwort turned the bear into a woman.


Species Mugwort, Yomogi
Vegetable Size 3-4 feet tall

Days to Germinate

14-21

Days to Harvest

45

Germination Rate

80%

Test Date

6/21

Lifespan

Perennial
Country of Origin

United States

Sunlight

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Seeds Packed For

2022

 

Planting Instructions:

Plant 1/8 inch in soil after danger of frost has passed in Spring in at least 65F temperature soil. Seeds will benefit from cold treatment. Harvest when stems and leaves are young. Contain growing area to prevent invasiveness.

Within-Row Spacing 4-6 inches, thin to 12 inches
Between-Row Spacing 18-24 inches