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 CharacteristicsCompact growth; evergreen, glossy leaves; long-lasting flowers.
CareGrow 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.
PropagationSow seed in a cold frame when fresh. Root cuttings with bottom heat: softwood cuttings in early summer, or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
ProblemsWinter injury, mildew, leaf spots, rust, mites.
- Genus : Teucrium
- Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
- Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
- Moisture : Dry to Medium
- Characteristics : Fragrant Foliage, Showy Foliage
- Light : Full Sun
- Uses : Ground Covers
- Maintenance : Low
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Plant Type : Shrubs
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
- Bloom Time : Summer
- Plant Height : Under 6 inches