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Teucrium chamaedrys (Germander)

Teucrium chamaedrys
Germander, Wall Germander, Ground Oak, Horse Chive, Wild Germander

This tough, low growing, evergreen plant is native to the rocky, dry hillsides of the Mediterranean. It tolerates full sun and reflected heat, as well as very cold temperatures. It forms a small spreading mound to 1 to 2 feet tall. The dark green leaves are small with serrated margins. Spikes of pink-purple flowers adorn the plants in the spring, and intermittently throughout the cooler parts of the year. Plants respond well to pruning in the late winter months, and tip pruning to remove spent blossom spikes is recommended. It prefers well-drained soils.

Plant Type Shrub
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 6 (-10° F)
Flower Color Purple
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall
Growth Rate Moderate
Height 2 (ft)
Spread 3 (ft)
Spacing 1' - 3' (ft)
Characteristics Great Foliage, Showy
Attracts Bees, Pollinators
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Hedges and Screens, Small Gardens
Tolerance Cold, Heat
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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