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Wall Germander (Teucrium chamaedrys)

$10.00
Item #:
692417
Availability:
Fall 2019 plants begin to ship late September
Item #:
692417
Availability:
Fall 2019 plants begin to ship late September

Description

Hardy, evergreen, dwarf shrub —
Description:  Low, shrubby evergreen with small, fragrant, glossy leaves and pink to purple tubular flowers
Habit:  Grows up to 15" high and 12" to 24" wide
Culture:  Prefers full sun and good drainage; cut back after flowering to promote full, compact growth; may suffer from harsh winters
Hardiness:  Cold hardy to USDA Zone 5
Origin:  Europe, Asia
Attributes:  Drought tolerant — Deer resistant

Native to mountainous regions of central and southern Europe and southwest Asia, Wall Germander is typically grown in rock gardens, herb gardens, and knot gardens.  In The English Flower Garden (1883), William Robinson noted its use as an edging plant.  Also cultivated for a wide range of medicinal uses, Wall Germander reputedly cures gout, eases headaches and fevers, and is used as a tonic and stimulant.  The oak-shaped leaves and low growth habit inspired this Teucrium’s Latin name: chamaedrys means “ground oak.”  Drought and deer tolerant.

 

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