New Jersey Tea
A compact, attractive shrub for sunny dry areas. Clusters of small white flowers appear in mid summer and mature into three-lobed brown seed capsules. The leaves were once used as a substitute for tea during the American Revolution and the large red roots were used in making a dye for wool. Attracts Butterflies and other pollinators. Drought tolerant.
Height: 2-3 Feet
Blooms: June to July
Bloom Colour: White
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Soil: Dry, Sandy/Gravel & Average Soil
Habitat: Open Dry Woods, Prairies, Barrens & Hillsides