A tender perennial native to South America, the leaf of this herb is extremely sweet and used commercially as a sweetener, it can be used fresh or dried.
- Used as a sweetener
- Contains almost zero calories
- Contains antioxidants
Over five thousand food and drink items worldwide contain stevia and it is over two hundred times sweeter than sugar. It is a South American native plant and was discovered in the sixteenth century by the Spanish and named after a botanist of the time Petros Stevus. It produces little white flowers at the end of the summer, and although perennial needs to be kept warm throughout the winter. It is easy to dry and store for winter use.
- Height: 30-60cm
- Type: Tender
- Aspect: Sun
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: White
- Flowering period: August - September
This ultra-sweet herb needs some care to survive. During the summer months when there is absolutely no risk of frost and the night time temperatures are high, it can be grown outdoors in full sun, preferably in a container where you can protect it from slugs who find the leaves as attractive as we do. As soon as temperatures begin to drop away in late summer bring it indoors and continue to a warm sunny windowsill. It usually flowers around this time and once the flowers die, cut it right back and give it a good feed and your stevia will sprout again from the base.
We deliver our herb plants to addresses across the UK. Orders are dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays. This is usually within two to four days of placing your order, but at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
Very small orders of up to 3 herbs are dispatched with Royal Mail but the majority of our orders are sent via a 24 hour courier service. Orders sent by courier to Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles take 48-72hrs - this will be indicated at the checkout.
1 - 23 herbs - £5.85
24+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
All the herbs are supplied in 9x9 cm pots (8cm depth). Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.