Sweet Annie (Artemisia annua) - 50 Seeds

Southern Seed Exchange

$1.85 $3.70

Sweet Annie (Artemisia annua) - 50 Seeds

•Organic
•Non-GMO
•American grown seeds
•Bee Friendly
•Butterfly Friendly
•Hummingbird Friendly

Description:
Artemisia 'Sweet Annie' is a wonderfully aromatic annual that will scent your whole yard with sweetness! Growing up to six feet tall, Sweet Annie is a formidable plant in the garden and self seeds profusely. An amazing fragrance for dried crafts and arrangements, Sweet Annie holds both its scent and lush, green color for a long time after drying. Its feathery, fern-like foliage is a beautiful compliment to wreaths and arrangements, and is often used to replace Baby's Breath as a filler. The plant's woody stem can also be used to create a frame for the actual wreath that its leaves and flowers can be used to decorate! This is such a long-loved fragrance that people once used this as a natural air freshener in homes and general stores, as well as kept it hanging in their pantries to repel bugs and scent their stored goods.

Medicinal Properties:
Used for bacterial infections such as dysentery and tuberculosis; illnesses caused by worms, other parasites, and mites; fungal infections; and viral infections such as the common cold.

SOWING: Sweet Annie seeds are extremely small, so we recommend sowing indoors to start
Transplant - Sow 5-6 weeks before last frost. Barely cover the seed. Bottom water or mist to avoid covering the seed with displaced soil. Transplant to cell packs or larger containers when the seedlings have the second set of true leaves. Harden off and transplant outside after the danger of frost has passed. Direct seed - Sow after last frost. Cover seed lightly with soil. Broadcast seeding is not recommended. Keep moist. Thin to desired spacing.

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-21 days at 70-75°F (21-24°C)
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
PLANT HEIGHT: 48-72".
PLANT SPACING: 12-24".
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
HARVEST: Fresh or Dried - Once flower heads have developed on stems.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Average soil.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Artemisia annua
ALTERNATE NAMES: Sweet sagewort, sweet wormwood, Chinese wormwood

 


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