Sweet Annie (Artemisia annua)

$2.95

Packet comes with generous amount of seed for the home gardener.

10 in stock

Description

Sweet Annie, also known as sweet sagewort or sweet wormwood, is easily grown in average, moist but well-drained soils in full to moderate sun. This plant is characterized by its sweet scent, thick stems, and piney, fern-like leaves. Traditionally used in Chinese medicine, its antibacterial properties are said to treat malaria, digestion issues, and other bacterial problems. It is also used in crafts and for aromatherapy. Use with caution, as some people may experience allergic reactions.

Type: Annual
Growing Zones: 6 – 9
Sow: Start indoors in pots 5-6 weeks before the last frost or sow directly outside after the danger of frost has passed. Barely cover seed.
Sow Depth: 1/4 in.
Days to Germinate: 7 – 21
Days to Harvest: 90 – 120, during late summer if planted in spring
Sunlight: Full to moderate sun
Bloom Time: August – September
Drought Tolerance:  Moderate
Special Instructions: Handle with care when harvesting, leaves may cause irritation
Special Properties: Attracts pollinators, deer-resistant, edible, medicinal

Additional information

Weight .03 lbs

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