Greek Mountain Tea (Sideritis syriaca), packet of 20 seeds, Organic


Family:  Mint (Lamiaceae)

Hardy to Zones 7 to 10

Woody perennial growing to 18 inches, native to the mountains surrounding the Mediterranean sea, especially the Peloponnese.  A comely plant, highly desired for those of us blessed with hot, dry summers and cool, moist winters. Tea of dried flowering tops is sweetish and pleasant.  Traditional usage (TWM): colds and restless insomnia. Plant prefers full sun and very fast draining soil of raised bed or rockery, needing water to establish but drought tolerant once established. Plant prefers full sun.  In the spring or anytime in warm soils, scarify seed on medium grit sandpaper, then sow in pots or flats.  Barely cover, tamp well and keep warm, evenly moist and in the light until germination, which occurs in about 10 days.   Individuate seedlings to gallon pots and grow until sufficiently sized to transplant successfully to garden or landscape.  Space plants 18 inches apart.

20 seeds per packet, Certified Organically Grown

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  1. Kristen

    Hardier than what it says


    I’ve had plants of Greek Mountain tea in my garden for 4 winters now and we’re technically a z. 5 although the last few winters have been mild. I’m at 8K in the rocky mountains. It doesn’t grow like gangbusters or anything but it does OK! I was concerned it may be one of those plants that doesn’t like to be wet all winter (we do get solid snowcover) but it seems to be tolerating it.

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