An excellent edging plant or low clipped hedge (somewhat resembling boxwood), however harsh winters may kill some plants leaving gaps. Mass as a small scale ground cover or group. Rock gardens or herb gardens. Commonly planted in old world knot and herbal gardens.
Teucrium chamaedrys, commonly called wall germander, is a shrubby, woody-based, clump-forming, broad leaf evergreen which is grown ornamentally for its attractive, aromatic, evergreen foliage. Features oval, scalloped, shiny dark green leaves on numerous ascending and spreading stems which collectively form a mound of foliage. Leaves resemble miniature oak leaves. Whorls of two lipped, tubular, pink to purple (less frequently white) flowers (typical mint family) appear in terminal clusters in late spring to early summer. Leaves were formerly used in a variety of medicinal treatments.
Best grown in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates poor soils as long as drainage is good. Pinch (or shear if leggy or scraggly) stems after flowering to promote bushy, compact growth. Appreciates a sheltered location and winter protection in USDA Zone 5 (including the St. Louis area) where it is evergreen but not reliably winter hardy and may suffer die back in harsh winters.
Information source: http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org
Genus - Teucrium
Species - Chamaedrys
Common name - Wall Germander
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 5 - 9
Height - 0,25 m - 0,40 m
Spread - 0,50 m
Plant type - Shrubby perennial flower, herb
Vegetation type - Evergreen
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Medium
Soil PH - Acid, neutral
Soil type - Clay, Chalk, Sand, poor well drained
Water requirements - Low, average
Landscape uses - Edging plant, mall scale ground cover, rock and herb gardens
Bloom season - June - August
Leaf / Flower color - Dark glossy green / Pink / Rose
Sow indoors in the end of winter or outside immediately after the danger of frost.
Sow on surface (do not cover) of well-drained seed compost and cover with glass or clear plastic.
Ideal temperature for germination - +18-+22C.
Germination time - 30-40 days.
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