First ship date is March 22. Free shipping with $35 purchase! Please note: We now ship via UPS.
Tender annual. Open Pollinated. Stevia will readily grow in any good garden soil. It will get approximately 2′ high by 1′ wide. Harvest frequently and pinch it back to keep it bushy and delay blooming. The leaves have their best flavor prior to blooming. Dry the leaves for use in teas and coffee. We add sprigs of fresh leaves to our sun tea jar to naturally sweeten our tea. Stevia is much sweeter than sugar but has no calories. You can also soak it in a strong alcohol, like vodka, for a week, strain out the leaves and gently simmer the alcohol off. You will then have a liquid stevia concentrate. A freeze will kill it, but it will come back in zones 9 and 10, and possibly in zone 8 if protected. You can also grow it in a pot and bring it indoors for the winter. We grow stevia every year, and my daughter likes to just munch on a leaf whenever she thinks of it.
Within 24 hours of receiving your order, we will e-mail you with a shipping date that we choose based on your last frost date. You are welcome to change the date to any other shipping week. Just respond to the e-mail and tell us when you want your plants. Our first shipping date is late March, weather permitting. We will not have plants available before then.
Our plants are sustainably raised in our own potting mix. We use only organic fertilizers and sprays if needed. We have been growing and selling plants since 1997.
Our plants are shipped in individual 3″ deep pots, and are ready to be planted out in your garden.
We package our plants with extreme care so they arrive undamaged at your doorstep. Each plant is tucked into its own padded sleeve. The soil in each pot is covered so it will not spill out. A plant tag identifying the variety is included with each plant.
We ship every Monday and Tuesday, from late March through May, according to your location or your request. We currently ship to every state except Hawaii and Alaska.