Artemisia annua. Hardy Annual. 4'-6'.
Sweet Annia is in demand for wreath making because of the sweetly fragrant, lace-leaved green branches. Harvest branches when green and pliable or wait until they are golden and use as a filler in wreathes. Grow in full sun. Thin or plant 2 to 3' apart.
Planting Directions: Sow seed indoors 10 to 12 weeks before last frost. Plant seed in sterile seed starting mix with a soil temperature of 65? to 75?. Seed is slow to germinate and seedlings are slow to grow until transplanted outdoors in full sun and warm temperatures. Plant outdoors in early summer or early fall. Cover seed ¼” with fine soil, well pressed down. Thin or transplant when plants are 3” tall. Space plants 15” to 24” apart full sun and well drained soil. Water regularly throughout the growing season. Harvest in fall before first frost or after a very light frost. * Because of the small size of this seed we have been unable to separate it from the chaff. The seeds are there but are very small. Start with a very small pinch of each plant.