Linden flowers are a beloved tea in Europe, sweet-sleep aid;
an effective herbal tea with a nice taste!
The leaves are used like lettuce when young, like spinach later.
Wonderful permaculture plant; masses of flowers make a famous honey. A beautiful tree, much used in parks. Mineral-rich leaves make excellent compost.
BOTANICAL NAME Tilia cordata
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Please see the information sheet on starting tree and shrub seeds, which is included with your order. Seeds need a moist chilling period in a dark place before they will sprout-a jar with something moist (moss, cotton) but not wet stored in the refrigerator (not freezer) for 4-6 weeks will do this. Start in flats or pots for first year, then transplant to a large pot for another year, then plant. Generally, prepare the tree's permanent spot as you would any perennial crop.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: Zones 3-7/Height 20'/Matures 7 yrs