Aztec Sweet Herb (Lippia dulcis)

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Aztec Sweet Herb is a fast-growing perennial evergreen herb native to Central America including Mexico, the Caribbean, Colombia, and Venezuela. It grows as a sprawling ground cover, sending out horizontal runners.  It also grows well in containers and hanging baskets.  Aztec Sweet Herb leaves are extremely sweet, known to be 1500 times sweeter than ordinary sugar!

It is from the Verbenaceae family and may also be known by the common names such as Mexican Lippia, Bushy Lippia and Honey Herb. Aztec Sweet herbs sweet flower buds are sold as dushi or dulce buttons.

Plant Type
Perennial Evergreen Herb, Ground Cover 

Harvest Season
Year-round

Mature Size
Up to 4 ft tall and wide

Soil & Moisture
Rich moist well-draining soil. Does well in sandy soil and is somewhat drought tolerant.

Light Requirements
Full Sun

Self-Fertile
Yes

Growth Rate
Very Fast, Fast

Zone Hardiness
Outdoors 8-12 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

This plant grows really well in containers, indoors and out!

Propagation
Grown from seed and ready to harvest within the season.

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