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 Teucriums Latin name: chamaedrys means ground oak. Drought and deer tolerant.