Greek Mountain Tea (Sideritis syriaca)

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Plant Height: 12 to 18 inches
Plant Spread: 18 to 24 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Fragrant
Other: Pubescent, silver-green foliage
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Other: Pale yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Edible Parts: Leaves
Eating Methods: Tea
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Days to germinate: 7 to 14 days
Depth to plant seed: Shallowly sow, lightly covering with a fine layer of soil
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Sideritis syriaca face to face Stachys byzantina by bamira May 18, 2015 12:31 PM 1

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