Sideritis (Canary and Mediterranean White Sage)

Canary and Mediterranean White Sage or Mountain Tea, locally called Salvia blanca or Chahorra on the Canaries, are in contrast to their more or less annual or biannual counterparts from Central Europe mostly perennial woody sub shrubs with ornamental, densely white or yellowish wooly leaves and cylindrical inflorescences. Several species are very rare in nature. All are excellent pot plants for a well drained, preferably rocky soil in always full sun in cultivation. Mediterranean species are used for the preparation of herbal teas and can be grown outside in a sunny and protected spot in the garden.
Sow seeds from non winterhardy Canary Sideritis species flat throughout the year on any rocky, well drained soil at some 15°C to max. 25°C. Keep seedlings very sunny and always carefully water from beneath. Keep drier in winter at a minimum of some 10°C. Ideal for the cool wintergarden or frostfree greenhouse. Sow seeds from Mediterranean species from autumn to mid spring. Keep pots outside in the garden in a protected and sunny place. As soon as seedlings are strong enough transplant to the final spot in the garden.
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Sideritis barbellata (syn. Sideritis bolleana) Exclusive

Sideritis barbellata (syn. Sideritis bolleana) Exclusive

200 (300)cm, medium sized, woody shrub with silvery green leaves, densely covered with yellowish white hairs beneath and a loosely branching inflorescence with small brownish yellow flowers. Native of open spots in the pine forest of La Palma. VI-VIII.

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Sideritis brevicaulis (syn. Sideritis lotsyi var. mascaense) Exclusive

Sideritis brevicaulis (syn. Sideritis lotsyi var. mascaense) Exclusive

50 (100)cm, strongly pubescent, white-wooly, ovoid leaves and a short, lax inflorescence. From open sunny spots in the Masca area in W Tenerife. IV-VII.

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Sideritis canariensis Exclusive

Sideritis canariensis Exclusive

150 (200)cm, very tall, loosely branching shrub with either large, up to 12cm long, grayish green (form 1) or (rarely) medium sized, up to 7cm long, yellowish green (form 2), ovoid leaves with a tall, lax inflorescence. From the Fayal-Brezal-formation in CN to north-eastern Tenerife, growing in partially shaded to open spots. The La Palma form is rarely seen and its habit is close to form 1 from Tenerife. IV-VII.

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seed package (form 1)2483 € 4,99*
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seed package (form 2)2484 € 4,99
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Sideritis candicans var. candicans

Sideritis candicans var. candicans

50 (100)cm, a perennial with woody stems covered with ornamental silvery-grey foliage and terminal racemes with pale yellowish-white flowers. Native of open spots in central Madeira (Portugal). For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot throughout the year. In winter keep plants slightly drier at a minimum of some 10°C. VI-VII.

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seed package (ex Paúl da Serra)6437 € 4,99
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Sideritis candicans var. multiflora Exclusive

Sideritis candicans var. multiflora Exclusive

40 (70)cm, a perennial with bowing woody stems covered with ornamental silvery-grey foliage and terminal racemes with pale yellowish flowers. Native of open spots at altitude of Porto Santo (Portugal). For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot throughout the year. In winter keep plants slightly drier at a minimum of some 10°C. VI-VII.

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Sideritis cretica Exclusive

Sideritis cretica Exclusive

50 (100)cm, white-wooly leaves on a loosely branching shrub and short, lax inflorescence. From open sunny spots in NW Tenerife. IV-VII.

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Sideritis dasygnaphala Exclusive

Sideritis dasygnaphala Exclusive

40 (70)cm, woody, strongly branching shrub with narrow oval, densely white-wooly haired leaves and tall, upright growing inflorescences with small yellow flowers. Native of sun exposed, rocky spots in central Gran Canaria. Keep very sunny throughout the year with reduced watering in winter and a minimum of some 10°C. V-VII.

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Sideritis dendro-chahorra Exclusive

Sideritis dendro-chahorra Exclusive

100 (170)cm, medium sized, multi-branching woody shrub with greenish white arrow shaped leaves, yellowish white beneath and a short, compact inflorescence with yellow flowers. From open spots in the upper succulent shrub bordering the laurel forest in the Anaga region of E Tenerife. IV-VII.

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Sideritis hyssopifolia (Hyssop-Leafed Mountain Tea)

Sideritis hyssopifolia (Hyssop-Leafed Mountain Tea)

25 (45)cm, Hyssop-Leafed Mountain Tea is a small perennial with an basal rosette of aromatic leaves and several upright hold inflorescences with pale lemon-yellow-flowers. From open spots in woods, grassy hillsides and mountains in South-Westrn Europe. Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. VI-VIII.

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Sideritis lotsyi Exclusive

Sideritis lotsyi Exclusive

50 (100)cm, woody perennial with oval-lanceolate, greyish-green leaves, silvery-white beneath on slightly branching stems and lax inflorescences. Native of partially shaded to sunny spots in the laurel forest zone in central La Gomera. For any rich, well drained soil in full sun throughout the year. Keep drier in winter at a minimum of some 15°C. VI-VII.

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Sideritis macrostachya Exclusive

Sideritis macrostachya Exclusive

100 (120)cm, makes very large, greenish white leaves (yellowish-grey below) and a very compact inflorescence with maroon yellow flowers. From Fayal-Brezal-formations in the Anaga mountain range in north-eastern Tenerife, growing in partially shaded spots. IV-VII.

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Sideritis oroteneriffae Exclusive

Sideritis oroteneriffae Exclusive

50 (100)cm, densely pubescent, white to grayish white, more or less egg shaped leaves and a lax inflorescence. From the upper pine forest zone in central Tenerife. VI-VIII.

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Sideritis oroteneriffae var. arayae Exclusive

Sideritis oroteneriffae var. arayae Exclusive

70 (120)cm, a slightly taller variety with densely pubescent, white, grayish white, to cream white, more or less egg shaped leaves with a broader basis and several more compact, lax inflorescences than the species. A variety native of the lower pine forest zone in the Araya and Arafo area in the south central parts of Tenerife. VI-VIII.

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Sideritis scardica (Greek Mountain Tea)

Sideritis scardica (Greek Mountain Tea)

20cm, Greek Mountain Tea is a fully winter hardy perennial with ornamental densely white covered, aromatic, narrow leaves and short branching spikes with pale yellow flowers. Dried leaves are traditionally used for herbal teas in Greece. It is not native of the Canary islands, but to mountains from Macedonia to Greece. Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in a protected spot in full sun. An excellent plant for the rock garden. V-VI.

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Sideritis soluta Exclusive

Sideritis soluta Exclusive

70 (150)cm, densely pubescent, white to yellowish white, broad lanceolate leaves and a lax inflorescence. From the pine forest zone in S Tenerife. IV-VII.

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Sideritis soluta ssp. gueimaris Exclusive

Sideritis soluta ssp. gueimaris Exclusive

80 (170)cm, a taller subspecies with larger, densely pubescent, white to yellowish white, broadly lanceolate to ovate leaves and several lax inflorescences on woody, upright stems. A local, recently described subspecies from the lower pine forest and upper Fayal-Brezal zone in the Güímar valley in south-western Tenerife. V-VII.

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Sideritis syriaca ssp. syriaca (Syrian Mountain Tea)

Sideritis syriaca ssp. syriaca (Syrian Mountain Tea)

30cm, Syrian Mountain Tea is a fully winter hardy perennial with ornamental densely white covered, aromatic leaves and short branching spikes with pale yellow to white flowers. Dried leaves are traditionally used for herbal teas. It is not native of the Canary islands, but to mountains on Crete (ssp. syriaca) and from Turkey and Syria (ssp. nusairiensis). Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in a protected spot in full sun. An excellent plant for the rock garden. VI-VII.

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