This page gives instructions on how to buy Artemisia seeds from David's Garden Seeds.
Buy Artemisia seeds if you are an experienced gardener or if you are up for a challenge. They are difficult to grow but are well worth it for the awesome fragrance.
We sell just one variety of this plant, the one with the sweetest fragrance to brighten your day!
These large, pyramid-shaped plants have fern-like, dark green foliage and a sweet aroma. They grow best where summers are cool. Our seeds are organically grown. They will grow to a height of anywhere from 48 to 72 inches. This variety is highly fragrant and is excellent for creating dried lower arrangements.
Tall plants have fern-like, dark green foliage with cream-colored flower heads. Use foliage for wreaths and as filler for mixed bouquets. This variety is also known as sweet sage wort, sweet woodworm, and Chinese woodworm. Our seeds are organically grown. Blooms in about 120 days.
Important Note: These are very, very, very, very tiny seeds--almost naked to the human eye--500 seeds will look like only a few but there are 500 there. They are very hard to grow.
Sweet Annie 500 Organic Seeds
Artemisia, also known as wormwood, is a flowering perennial native to Asia. There is some researching currently into the potential benefits of artemisia in treating asthma. Sweet Annie has fern-like leaves, bright yellow flowers, and a strong sweet scent, while other varieties may differ in appearance. They quite hardy, do well in a variety of soil conditions and make great additions to flower beds, herb gardens or as border or background plants. Artemisia grows 48 to 72 inches tall. It blooms in late summer.
Due to its long maturation period, it is recommended that you start artemisia indoors. Start planting 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost. Barely cover the seeds. Do not pour water over the seeds, as it will bury them too deeply in the soil. Instead, place your pots into a tray and pour water into the tray. The soil in the pots will draw water up through the soil in the pots and keep the seeds moist. Alternatively, you can mist the seeds to keep them moist. Use a grow light.
Once the plants have their second set of true leaves, move them into larger containers. Once the threat of the frost has passed, you can begin getting ready to transplant them. Before planting them outside, “harden them off” by gradually increasing the amount of time they spend outside so that they can adjust to the change in “climate.”
Choose a sunny spot in your garden with well-drained soil. Turn the top 4 to 6 inches of soil, break up dirt clumps and mix in compost. Space the plants 12 to 24 inches apart. Artemisia matures in 120 days. Once established, artemisia requires very little care, other than watering. You can fertilizer once a year. Artemisia isn’t susceptible to many diseases other than root rot from excessively wet soil. It readily self-seeds.
Artemisia can also be grown in containers and while not recommended, it can be directly sown as well. To grow outdoors, wait until the threat of frost has passed. Choose a sunny spot in your garden with well draining soil. Barely cover seeds and keep them moist. Once the plants begin developing, thin out so that there is 12 to 24 inches between each plant.
You can harvest the flowers once they have developed. To dry flowers, cut stems and tie in bunches. Hang upside-down in a dry, cool place out of sunlight. They should be fully dry in 2 to 3 weeks. To harvest the seeds, wait until the flowers have fully developed and begin drying on the stem.
For more helpful tips visit our germination page.
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