Popular and easy-to-grow perennial with intense, cool-tasting leaves used in drinks, salads, desserts, and teas. Spreads vigorously; easier to control when grown in a container.

Start indoors 6 to 8 weeks before moving outside. Supplemental heat aids germination. Transplant to moderately rich and moist soil. Cut frequently for better growth. May also be grown indoors. Store dried leaves in air-tight container to retain flavor.
Optium Germination Temperature

70-80 F

Days to Germination


Planting Depth


Plant Spacing


Light Requirement

Part Shade

Net Weight

Minimum of 100 mg

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