It’s best to leave your volunteer Sweet Annies to come up where they sprout IF they aren’t in the way or smack dab in the middle of the yard. I’ve had volunteers come up that could be left to grow and had them grow to 5 feet or more in no time at all.
Gently dig around the Sweet Annie .. or after a good “soaking” rain, just gently pull them out of the ground (depending on your soil) and transplant them elsewhere. They like just a little water when they’re taking root, but they really thrive on neglect and do very well in dry weather once they’re off and running.
Once you get it started the plants the 2nd Summer that come up as volunteers have an even stronger scent than last year’s. Sweet Annie is just heavenly, I absolutely love the stuff! And if you live locally – Kim will be having her table loaded with baby sweet annie’s set up in the next couple weeks.