Wintergreen Seeds (Gaultheria miqueliana)
Price for Package of 5 seeds.
Wintergreen is indeed an evergreen groundcover as the name suggests. It is native to the US & Canada, and is listed as endangered in Illinois. Wintergreen has a wonderful fragrance. Its leaves are used to make tea & the leaf oil is used in muscle rubs. The berries have the texture of an apple with a wintergreen taste. Because of this, they are often used for flavoring gums, toothpastes, breath mints, and much much more.
BLOOMS: October - Late spring
HARDINESS ZONE: 3 - 8
PLANT HEIGHT: 6" or less . . . PLANT SPACING: 12 - 15"
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Part Shade - Full Shade . . .
SOIL / WATER: Average
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed: direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed: winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed: stratify if sowing indoors
By simple layering