Sweet Annie – Organic
5603 Sweet Annie – Organic
All flowers are open-pollinated except where noted.
Days in parentheses after a variety indicate days to first bloom.
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Annual. Also known as Sweet Wormwood. The scent of Common Ground Fair. We associate its pungent fragrance with the Fair where so many vendors offer it and where we sell more seed than for any other item. John Pino has brought it to the Fair Farmers Market by the trailerload. Sweet Annie grows up to 5', with light green leaves valued for everlasting wreaths that emit their distinctive redolence all winter. Used in China, where its known as qing hao, as an antimalarial and antimicrobial. Reseeds itself vigorously. Seed must be frozen for 2 days, then germinated in light. 250 seeds/g.
Sweet annie seeds
Sow the seeds indoors in a flat of potting mix about two months before the last frost date. Press the seeds into the soil or just barely cover them, and keep the flat at 60°F to 70°F.
It sometimes takes a month for the small, feathery-leaved seedlings to appear. Pot up the seedlings when they’re about 2 inches high, and keep them indoors until all danger of frost has passed. Harden off the potted plants for at least a week, setting them outdoors in a protected area for a longer period each day, and then transplant to the garden.
Space the plants at least 3 to 4 feet apart in the garden so they’ll grow full and well branched.
Serving gardeners since 1992
State of Mississippi Seedmen’s Permit #C-391, Ohio 90152, Minnesota 20086777
Seedman’s Sweet Annie seeds