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Germander

Teucrium spp.

Also known as

Wood sage

Teucrium chamaedrys 100705 by Bernd Haynold (CC BY 2.5)

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

6a-10a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

4m

15cm

Min

40cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Germander Overview

Genus with around 287 deciduous or evergreen shrubs, subshrubs and perennials. Commonly grown for their pretty blooms, sometimes aromatic foliage and their growth habit. Flowers are showy and 2-lipped, with the bottom lip larger and more blousy than the reduced upper lip. This genus is popular as ornamental plants, with certain species containing useful essential oils. Smaller species are well suited for a rock gardens and raised beds, while the larger shrubs (like T. fruticans) are best grow in in sheltered borders.

How to propagate Germander

Cuttings

Seed

Division

Special features of Germander

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Germander

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