Greek Mountain Tea (Sideritis scardica)

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Greek Mountain Tea, also known as Ironwort, Mountain Tea, or Shepherd's Tea, is a perennial evergreen herb or small shrub well known for it's fuzzy succulent foliage, fragrant orange bell-shaped flowers, and medicinal properties.  It grows abundantly in Mediterranean regions and is native to Greece.  Prepared as a tea (dried flowers, leaves, stems), it may aid in digestion, strengthen the immune system and suppress colds, sinus congestion, even pain and mild anxiety.

Plant Type:
Perennial or Annual Herb

Harvest Season:
Summer when in full bloom. Usually dried before usage.

Mature Size:
 Up to 36 in.

Soil & Moisture:
Light, sandy, and medium well-draining soils. High and dry.

Light Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Shade

Self-Fertile:
Yes

Growth Rate:
Fast

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 8-11with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Propagation:

Small: 2" Peat Pots
Medium: 4" Coconut Coir Pot
Large: 6" Peat Pot
X-Large: 8-10" Pot 
Citrus: 4x14" Pot

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How to Grow Greek Mountain Tea

Plant Type: Perennial or Annual Herb

Harvest Season: Summer when in full bloom. Usually dried before usage.

Mature Size: 24-36 in.

Soil & Moisture: Light, sandy, and medium well-draining soils. High and dry. 

Exposure: Full Sun, Light Shade

Zone Hardiness: 8-11

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