Navajo/Hopi Tea (Greenthread) Seeds - (Thelesperma filifolium)

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Seed Count:
Approx 100 seeds per pack
Short lived perennial
Slow Food:
Ark of Taste
Days to Germination:
14-25 days @ 65-70F
Light Preference:
Full sun
Soil Requirements:
Well drained sandy soil
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds


Navajo/Hopi Tea (Greenthread Tea)

Beautiful native. Coreopsis-like, blooms stand out like radiant, yellow beams, June through September. Revered since Ancient Puebloan times, the slightly smoky, jasmine-scented drink from stems and leaves is one of the best wild, herb teas. 


Historical uses: for kidneys, to settle stomachs, purify blood, a stimulant, toothache remedy, natural dye. Dried and used as a tea.

Growing Tip

It looks like blades of grass when it first comes up, be careful not to weed it out by mistake.

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This unique variety is on Slow Food USA Ark of Taste. The Ark is an international catalog of foods that are threatened by industrial standardization, the regulations of large-scale distribution and environmental damage. In an effort to cultivate consumer demand—key to agricultural conservation—only the best tasting endangered foods make it onto the Ark.


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