[Self-sowing annual. Recommended germination: temp 70F/No specific light requirements. Direct sow or transplant. Full sun. Height 48-72 in.]
Easy-to-grow, tall, aromatic ornamental, also called Sweet Wormwood. Fern-like, silvery, sweet-smelling foliage. Use in floral arrangements, wreaths, pressed flowers. Attracts bees, butterflies, birds to your garden. Grown mostly for its sweetly scented foliage, its ornamental value, its use in wreath-making, and for use in pressed leaf and flower arrangements. Suitable for container growing. Medicinal: Sweet Annie is currently being investigated for its medicinal value as an antihelminthic, and for the treatment of chloroquine-resistant malaria. Pkt. (0.05g, ~1400 seeds)
Artemisia Culture: Prefers full sun or partial shade. It tolerates most soils if well-drained, and is requires little care once established. This annual comes back every year through self-sowing.
The seed is small and can take awhile to get going (7-21 days). Sow seed indoors six weeks before last frost and transplant after all danger of frost. Or direct sow on bare soil in the fall. In long-season areas, spring sow outside after last frost.
Prune these large plants as needed.
Under some conditions, this plant can invasively self-sow (though it's easy to remove and smells great as you weed it). Remove flowers to control self-sowing.
For dried flowers, harvest when flower heads have developed. Hang upside down in a dark, ventilated space until thoroughly dry.
To save seed, harvest mature flowers, dry, and shake seeds into a large paper bag. Seed is difficult to clean and contains some light chaff.
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