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Micromeria fruticosa, White Micromeria, Little Mint, Wild Hyssop, White Zota

Micromeria fruticosa

White Micromeria, Little Mint, Wild Hyssop, White Zota
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: Mediterranean area
USDA Zone: 7-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterSpice or herb plantEthnomedical plant.
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This small, aromatic shrub grows to a maximum height of 2 to 5 feet tall. It creates a splash of color in your garden with its high-gloss, bright green leaves, contrasting with splashes of white flowers. White Zota performs best when it has at least 6 hours of direct full sun in order to reach its full potential. This hardy perennial is drought-tolerant and will thrive in most soils as long as it is well-drained. Moderate water is also recommended and can be increased during especially dry weather.

In addition to being an attractive plant and making a great garden foliage, White Zota has many ethnomedical uses and is added to herbal teas for its fragrant and tasty lemon-mint flavor. It has established itself as a safe and effective remedy for a number of ailments. Furthermore, White Zota has a number of uses in the kitchen as a spice or herb.

In colder climates, you can easily grow White Zota in a pot in your balcony, greenhouse, or sunniest window. Select a pot that is slightly bigger than the root ball of the shrub and use well-drained, loamy soil. Regularly fertilize with a balanced fertilizer no more than once a month. Make sure to water regularly, especially during the growing season, and avoid over-watering. Prune yearly to keep the shrub looking attractive. You can also protect in the wintertime with a layer of mulch.

White Zota can be grown in USDA plant hardiness zones 9 to 11 and produces fragrant and attractive white flowers that will remain year-round--making it a great addition to your garden. This popular shrub provides an array of benefits and its bright fragrance will linger in your garden for years to come.

Micromeria fruticosa, White Micromeria, Little Mint, Wild Hyssop, White Zota
Micromeria fruticosa, White Micromeria, Little Mint, Wild Hyssop, White Zota

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