Winter hardy to USDA Zones 7-10. Elsewhere it may be grown as an annual or in containers that are overwintered indoors. It is best grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun.Common name:
dittany of CreteColor:
Pink to purpleBloom time:
June to AugustHeight:
0.50 to 1.00 feetDifficulty level:
easy to growPlanting & Care
Historically ancient, dittany of Crete plants have been around since Minoan times and utilized for everything from a cosmetic hair and skin treatment to a medicinal salve or tea for digestive problems, healing of wounds, easing childbirth and rheumatism and even to cure snake bites. Sunlight:
Full Sun to Partial Shade Soil:
Dry to mediumFertilizer:
Apply any organic fertilizerCare:
- Dittany of Crete can be grown in USDA growing zones 7 to 11 in full sun exposure.
- The plant can be propagated by seed in the early spring or by division in spring or fall.
- Seed germination takes about two weeks in a greenhouse.
- Plant the herb outside in early summer in containers such as hanging baskets, rockeries, or even as a green roof.
Herb gardens. Edging. Borders. Effective in window boxes, hanging baskets or containers. UseMedicinal use:
- used as a traditional medicine since antiquity
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.
Tuesday, 19 November 2019
How often should i water it and does it come with soil or should i get my own soil?
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