Yerba Santa (Eriodictyon californicum) - 30 Seeds

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Yerba santa is Spanish for  “holy herb.” and belonging to the Hydrophyllaceae or Waterleaf family... a family known for its beautiful flowers. Eriodictyon is a Greek compound word meaning “woolly net,” referring to the fuzzy underside of the leaves. The leaves are tough and leathery and often sticky with resin, with alternate arrangement along the stem. The flowers are white to lavender or purple, and shaped somewhat like little trumpets. Used extensively as a medicinal herb, the leaves can be chewed upon for pleasure and for bees who visit the flowers of this plant make a deliciously spicy amber honey.

•Heirloom
•Non-GMO
•American grown seeds
•USDA zones: 5-10
•Perennial

Planting Instructions:
Yerba santa is a unique plant that tends to grow better after a fire which is why it is known as "fire follower". Unlike dormant seeds that need heat or cold to wake up, fire tends to break down the hard seed coating and greatly improves germination. We can mimic this by placing the seeds in an oven set to 190° for 5 minutes. After the treatment, soak the seeds in water for 24 hours and then surface sow on the top of the soil. Keep warm and in sunlight. Water once the soil becomes dry. Germination occurs in 17-60 days.


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