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Wood sage

Teucrium scorodonia

Also known as

Wood germander

Wood Sage. Teucrium scorodonia - Flickr - gailhampshire by gailhampshire (CC BY 2.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

1m

10cm

Min

50cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Wood sage Overview

Teucrium scorodonia is a herbaceous perennial from the Lamiaceae family. Originating from Madeira, Europe and Tunisia, this plant is commonly known by the names Wood Sage and Woodland Germander. Foliage is rough and crinkly in texture, similar to the leaves of sage plants, hence the common name. Flowers appear from midsummer to autumn, they are small, pale yellow-green and very popular with pollinating wildlife.

How to propagate Wood sage

Seed

Cuttings

Softwood the shrubs and sub-shrubs or semi-ripe cuttings in summer, perennials by seed or division in spring.

Division

Special features of Wood sage

Attracts bees

Mainly pollinated by Hymenoptera species.

Other uses of Wood sage

Wildflower/meadow