Wall germander

Teucrium chamaedrys var. compactum

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Wall germander (Teucrium chamaedrys var. compactum)
TEW-kree-um kam-EE-driss variety kom-PAK-tum
Genus:  Teucrium
This compact, evergreen subshrub has glossy, dark green leaves and grows to only 5 inches tall and 16 inches wide. It bears long-lasting, lavender flowers, and it is a great choice for low edging or for a rock garden. 
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Compact growth; evergreen, glossy leaves; long-lasting flowers.
Care:  Grow in full sun and in gritty, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil. Teucrium prefers a sheltered site, and may suffer dieback in harsh winters. It may be trimmed back after flowering and pruned back to within 2 inches of the ground in spring.
Propagation:  Sow seed in a cold frame when fresh. Root cuttings with bottom heat: softwood cuttings in early summer, or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
Problems:  Winter injury, mildew, leaf spots, rust, mites.

Overview

Height
Less than 6 in.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Fragrant Foliage,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Niagara
Foliage Color
Evergreen
Uses
Ground Covers
Style
Formal Garden,
Herb Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Type
Shrubs

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