1. Fruity Germander
Name: Teucrium cossonii (syn. T. majoricum)
Size: 4 to 6 inches tall and 2 to 3 feet wide
Conditions: Full sun; well-drained soil
Native Range: Mediterranean coast
This lovely ground cover doesn’t always show well in a nursery pot, but once in the ground it really shines. Like other germanders, it is tough and hearty as long as it has decent drainage. In fall and spring, the silver foliage is covered by a cloud of purple blooms. This lovely silver spreader is perfect for edging a bed, or as an accent in a rock garden. Fruity germander, like all the plants on this page, requires little to no water once established, which is important given our region’s continued drought conditions.
2. Golden Coulter Bush
Name: Hymenolepis crithmifolia
Size: 3 to 4 feet tall and wide
Conditions: Full sun; dry, well-drained soil
Native Range: South Africa
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