CHANGING TO ORGANIC WITH NEXT LB OPENED
Chaste tree is a large shrub (up to twenty-two feet tall) native to the Mediterranean and southern Europe. Although it flourishes on moist riverbanks, it is easily grown as an ornamental plant in American gardens, where its attractive blue-violet flowers are appreciated in midsummer.
Indigenous to the Mediterranean region, the chaste tree–actually a small shrub that bears violet flowers and reddish black berries–is now found in subtropical climates around the globe. The Greeks and Romans used this plant to encourage chastity and thought of it as capable of warding off evil. As a result, it was also referred to as “monks’ pepper.”