An old fashioned garden plant or herb, is commonly called Wall Germander.
It is grown for the aromatic foliage as well as the attractive tubular pink to purple flowers that cover the plant for long periods.
This is a plant from Mediterranean areas, it was used as a medicinal herb, however it is as a cottage garden plant that is popular.
Another great plant for the dry areas of the garden. Teucrium chamaedrys requires little care and is not that fussy about soil quality, however it will perform a little better in good soils.
Grow it along with lavender, agastache and other shrubby perennials, its good green foliage contrasts well against the silver foliage plants, it can also be used in low growing knot gardens.
By division, from semi ripe cuttings and from seed.
- Common Name – Teucrium chamaedrys
- Botanical Name – Wall germander
- Soil – Well drained, humus rich.
- Position – Full sun.
- Foliage – Mid green and aromatic.
- Flowers – Pink to purple.
- Flowering time – Early summer to autumn.
- Growth Rate – Fast.
- Height – To .3 metre (12 inches), taller in good conditions.
- Spread – Clump forming to .3 metre.
- Root system – Non invasive.
- Frost tolerant – Yes light frosts.
- Drought tolerant – Yes
- Pruning – Dead head to encourage more flowers, Prune back after flowering by 1/3rd.
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