“Cretan Mountain Tea”
A lovely, tough, drought tolerant and heat tolerant perennial, native to Greece that my Greek mom swears is “Good for all that ails you!” Forming a nice looking, low, dense mound of slim, grayish foliage covered in white fuzz, it bears June-Sept., pretty, upright stems of small, light yellow flowers in interrupted clusters. To 2’ tall and wide, it loves well-drained soil that’s not too wet, rock gardens and containers. Used in Greece for colds, respiratory health maintenance, it’s also good for digestion, frayed nerves and the immune system. Anti-oxidant, too! 1 teaspoon per cup says my Mom!