Germander TeucriumThis broadleaf evergreen, creeping shrub is native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean. Its attractive aromatic foliage forms a low mound of dark green oval leaves with scalloped margins on upright or creeping stems.The tubular flowers are two-lipped, pink to purple (occasionally white) and are produced in whorls in terminal clusters in summer. Wall germander take well to pruning and can be used as an edging or low hedge, in containers, or as a groundcover. It is popular in rock gardens, cottage gardens, and formal gardens and was common historically in herb and knot gardens.

Type: Broadleaf evergreen shrub

Outstanding Features: Foliage

Form: Mound

Growth Rate: Slow to moderate

Bloom: Pink to lavender (occasionally white) two lipped, tubular flowers in summer

Size: 8-12″ H x 12-24″ W

Light: Full sun

Soil: Average, medium moist to dry, well-drained

Care: Cut back in early spring to encourage bushiness

Hardiness: Zones 6-9

Pests and Diseases: Aphids,mites, mildew, leaf spot,

Propagation: Seed, softwood cuttings

Outstanding Selections:

    ‘Prostratum’ (8″ tall)
    ‘Variegata’ (white variegation).

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By Karen