Sweet Stevia

Also called sweetleaf for the very sweet taste of its leaves. An herb member of the chrysanthemum family that is native to parts of Brazil, where it grows wild as a small shrub. Grow it in containers or in the garden. It’s a great way to sweeten iced tea and other beverages without adding calories. It is reliably perennial in zones 9 to 11 and may overwinter in zone 8 with protection.

  • Type Perennial in zones 9 to 11
  • Planting time Spring
  • Features Green leaves that taste very sweet
  • Light Full sun
  • Soil Light, well drained, let dry between waterings
  • Plant spacing 18 inches
  • Plant size 12 to 36 inches tall
  • Garden uses Herb gardens and containers
  • Culinary uses Sweeten teas, lemonade, and other beverages

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