|Description||Intriguing herb often grown as a houseplant, with deep green foliage and small white flowers. Ideal for kitchen garden, raised beds or containers. A much used substitute for sugar - said to be 30 times sweeter - the leaves are often dried and ground but can also be plucked and used fresh. Tender perennial; in mild climates often becomes more fully branched in its second season.|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||White flowers in summer.|
|Mature Size||Fast grower to 18 to 24 in. tall, 18 in. wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Edible, Fast Growing|
|Companion Plants||Oregano (Origanum); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula); Rose (Rosa); Coneflower (Echinacea)|
|Care||Thrives in humus-rich, well-drained soil. Apply an organic mulch to keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Follow a regular watering schedule to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with an organic, slow release fertilizer periodically through growing season. Harvest leaves in fall.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.