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Characteristics: 'Sweet Annie' has fern-like leaves and bright yellow or chartreuse flowers.
Light: Artemisia loves sunshine and will show its best growth in full sun.
Water: Artemisia has average watering needs. Water regularly, but do not over water. Artemisia will greatly benefit from a little mulch spread around its base, especially in very hot climates.
Soil: Artemisia likes well-draining soil of average quality. It will do great from neutral to mildly alkaline soils.
Use: Artemisia is popularly used dried, in arrangements and other crafts. Its ability to hold its scent and color makes it a very popular dried flower. This multi-use plant is also deer resistant and widely used as a natural insect deterrent. Plant some next to your deck to keep those summer pests away!
Also known as Mugwort, this is a fast growing perennial for sun. Deer resistant, can tolerate drought and sandy soil. It can be cut back in spring to control size but make sure not to cut into old wood - look for buds to start and do not cut below the new growth. 'Sweet Annie' can be sheared during the summer if needed and new foliage will flush out quickly.