Stevia Herb


Stevia Herb

Stevia rebaudiana
(100-120 days) Open-pollinated. As sweet as it gets, stevia is several hundred times sweeter than sugar, but without the calories. It is used fresh, dried, powdered or in a liquid as a sugar substitute. Stevia grows into a bushy 2' plant with serrated leaves and white flowers in late summer. Pinch it back for greater bushiness and higher yields. An erratic and finicky germinator, the seed needs light. Likes heat so should not be transplanted outdoors until nights stay above 50°. Work compost into well-drained soil or raised beds. Perennial in Zone 9, so treat as an annual or bring indoors in a container. Ironically, it retards plaque and inhibits tooth decay. Seed has short longevity; order only a 1-year supply. ~3,100 seeds/g.

*All sale seed exceeds Fedco’s quality standards in addition to the federal germination standards. Discounted item sales are final and ineligible for refund or replacement. Volume discounts apply.

4684 Stevia
Item Discounted
A: 25 seeds for $3.16   
sale!* was $3.95
B: 100 seeds for $7.96   
sale!* was $9.95
C: 500 seeds for $27.60   
sale!* was $34.50

Additional Information


See Herb Chart for uses and cultural information.

About medicinal herbs: Archeological evidence dates the medicinal use of herbs back 60,000 years to the Neanderthals. 85% of the world’s population employ herbs as medicines, and 40% of pharmaceuticals in the U.S. contain plant-derived materials. Fewer than 10% of higher plant species have been investigated for their medicinal components. Interest in traditional herbal remedies continues to grow.

Statements about medicinal use of plants have not been evaluated by the FDA, and should not be used for the diagnosis, treatment, cure or prevention of any ailment. Before using or ingesting any medicinal plant, consult a healthcare practitioner familiar with botanical medicine.

Takinagawa Burdock and Resina Calendula, as well as oats, mammoth red clover and alfalfa in the Farm Seed section, also have medicinal uses. Medicinal herbs such as black cohosh, licorice, and many more are available as plants, and shipped in the spring with orders from our Trees division.

Culture: Some herbs are customarily grown from divisions because they cannot come true from seed, such as scented thymes and flavored mints. Some require fall sowing of fresh seed, such as sweet cicely and angelica.

Using herbs: Drying herbs at home is not difficult. Whole leaves retain their flavor at least a year. To substitute fresh herbs for dried in cooking, use triple the dried quantity called for in a recipe.

Germination Testing

For the latest results of our germination tests, please see the germination page.

Our Seeds are Non-GMO


All of our seeds are non-GMO, and free of neonicotinoids and fungicides. Fedco is one of the original companies to sign the Safe Seed Pledge.