Stevia rebaudiana. A calorie-free substitute that is 300 times sweeter than sugar. Refreshing taste. White flowers with an upright mound habit. Height 16-20”. Leaf powder can be used in baked goods, preserves and drinks. Whole leaves can be used in salads and in cooking. Can be overwintered indoors. Grows 16-20” high. Tender perennial. Approx. 25 seeds/pkg.
Surface sow seed 8 weeks before last frost date or anytime if you plan to grow inside. Germinate using gentle bottom heat. Provide good drainage and do not overwater.
Plant outside after all risk of frost is past, 8 inches apart into a full sun location. If you wish to overwinter the plants inside, remove from your garden before the temperature drops below 10 degrees C. Excellent in containers.
Use the leaves, fresh or dried, directly in hot drinks. You can use ground powder or liquid in baking or desserts.