This evergreen or deciduous subshrub is grown for its attractive, dark green aromatic foliage and its light pink to deep purple flowers, which blossom in summer and early fall. This garden workhorse can be used in troughs, containers, low hedges, knot gardens, rock gardens, or as edging.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsThis shrubby species is found in mountainous regions of southwest Asia and Europe.
CareProvide gritty, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. This plant prefers a sheltered site and may suffer die back in harsh winters. It may be trimmed back after flowering and pruned back to within 2 inches of the ground in spring.
PropagationSow seed in a cold frame when fresh or root softwood cuttings with bottom heat.
ProblemsWinter injury, mildew, leaf spots, rust, mites.
- Genus : Teucrium
- Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
- Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
- Moisture : Dry to Medium
- Bloom Time : Early Fall, Fall, Late Summer, Summer
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Fall Interest
- Characteristics : Fragrant Foliage, Showy Foliage
- Light : Full Sun
- Uses : Ground Covers
- Maintenance : Low
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Flower Color : Pink
- Plant Type : Shrubs