|New Jersey Tea
|This compact, dense shrub becomes
covered with cylindrical clusters of tiny,
fragrant, white flowers. A great plant for
attracting butterflies, the dried leaves were
used as a tea substitute in the American
Revolutionary War times, hence the common name.
Hummingbirds are regular visitors, eating tiny
insects that pollinate the flowers. Easily grown,
New Jersey Tea has thick, woody, red roots that
go deep into the soil and help it withstand
||Bring water to a
boil, remove from stove and pour over
seed, soak for 24 hours. Then mix seed
with moist but not wet, sterile growing
medium. Place mixture in a labeled,
sealed plastic bag and store in
refridgerator for six to eight weeks.
Note: Some seed may germinate in the
storage bag if moist stratified too long.
If sprouting occurs, plant immediately.
Approx. 60 seeds per pack
sun to Part shade
||Dry to Medium