Artemisia, Sweet Annie (Organic)
Artemisia annua. 120 days.
We first became acquainted with Sweet Annie when we worked at Hayhurst Valley Organic Farm and Nursery, where our boss, talented farmer Kate Wilen made beautiful garlic braids, everlasting bouquets, and wreaths. Sweet Annie, with its long, pliable branches, beautiful fragrance and delicate light green, ferny foliage provides an ideal wreath base. It doesn’t have showy flowers so it’s not much to look at in the garden, but we fell in love with the heavenly smell. Tall, bushy plants can reach 6′ in height and be over 3′ wide. Harvest for wreaths at onset of flowering. Traditionally used in Chinese medicine to treat fever, and more recently its main compound has been used in medicine for treating malaria. Will self-sow if allowed to set seed. Aka, Sweet Wormwood.