A picture of a Germander

Germander

Teucrium marum

Also known as

Cat thyme

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

30cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Germander Overview

This is a perennial shrub growing to about 50cm. The entire or toothed leaves grow to 1cm and are ovate to linear. The flowers are borne in corymbs of purple blooms in the summer.

How to propagate Germander

Cuttings

You can propagate the shrubs and subshrubs from cuttings in the summer, the perennials are propagated by division in the autumn or from seeds in the spring.

Division

Seed

Other uses of Germander

Grown for their flowers, foliage (sometimes aromatic) or habit.