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Teucrium chamaedrys

Teucrium chamaedrys

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Sun-loving Mediterranean plants for any fertile, well-drained soil. These low growing evergreen mounds can form very effective tiny hedges.

Wall germander was often used in formal knot gardens. It is a dwarf, shrubby hedging plant or ground cover that spreads slowly by runner. Native to the dry meadows, alpine steppes, rock crevices, and calcareous nutrient poor grasslands of Central Europe. Grow in similarly poor, well-drained soil in full sun.

Zones: 4 to 8

Family: Lamiaceae

Type: perennial

Height: 9 to 12 in.

Spread: 12 to 24 in.

Exposure: full sun

Soil Conditions: dry, sandy, well-drained, average, poor, lean

Bloom Time: June to August

Bloom Color: pink

Native Range: Mediterranean regions of Europe and North Africa, and the Middle East as far as Iran

Image Credits:

  • Image 1 (bloom) H. Zell, CC BY-SA 3.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons
  • Image 2 (foliage) Photo by David J. Stang, CC BY-SA 4.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons
  • Image 3 (clipped form) Agnieszka Kwiecień, Nova, CC BY-SA 4.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons
  • Image 4 (knot garden) Rasbak, CC BY-SA 3.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons
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