Greek Mountain Tea (Sideritis syriaca)
Gorgeous small evergreen perennial growing to 18" tall. The oval fuzzy leaves are soft, grey in colour, and can form a dense mat. The whole aerial plant is harvested when flowering in mid summer. A traditional tea in Greece, it also has valuable medicinal qualities in the treatment of colds and lung congestion. Thrives on hillsides, growing through bedrock cracks, and in poor soil conditions. Sow seeds in early spring.