Scientific Name : Stevia rebaudiana
Common Name : Stevia
Hardiness Zone : 9a - 11
Water : Medium
Spacing : 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)
Height : 18 - 30" (46 - 76cm)
Width : 12 - 18" (30 - 46cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : Incredibly sweet leaves are an herbal alternative to sugar. Bushy, high-yielding plants. Use fresh or dried.
Idea & Tips : Stevia is vulnerable to cold temperatures, so set the plants out at least 2 weeks after your usual last frost date.
A little mulch around new plants will prevent rapid drying on sunny days.
Bring indoors on cold nights.
Grower Information : Tender perennial used as a dietary supplement; dried leaves are many times sweeter than sugar.