Sweet Annie, Artemesia annua
DESCRIPTION AND CULTURE: This annual artemesia produces wafts of refreshing ambrosia-like fragrance with a waxy/oily feel that scents your fingers when you stroke it. This is a great organic olfactory exchange. Sweet Annie grows to 3-6 feet in full sun and can take most soil types. When re-seeding, it comes up mid summer and fills in the late summer garden. This may be useful around peonies or lillies that have bloomed and left some space afterwards. This will be an easy one to save seeds for the following year, but you can also expect to see some re-seeding.
PART USED: above ground portion
FUNCTION: Historically, A. annua was used for malaria.