| Greek Mountain Tea |
| Sideritis syriaca|
| Uses: Medicinal/Beverage
|| Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 8-10) |
| When to Sow: Spring/Anytime
|| Ease of Germination: Moderate |
Traditional tea consumed throughout Greece to treat the common cold. Sold in dried form in most Greek markets worldwide. Sideritis species have proven anti-inflammatory properties; research into anti-arthritic and antimicrobial uses is ongoing. In the wild, plants thrive on sunny, rocky, dry hillsides growing to 50cm/20” with attractive grey-woolly leaves.