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Teucrium hircanicum

Teucrium hircanicum

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

Iranian wood sage looks more like a Veronica than a Germander. Beautiful spikes of magenta-purple flowers rise above the mound of fragrant, sage-like foliage from mid to late summer. Attracts scads of butterflies. Grow it in the rock garden, well-drained border, or pot. Deer resistant.

Appreciates afternoon shade in very hot summer areas.

Zones: 5 to 8

Family: Lamiaceae

Type: perennial

Height: 24 to 36 in.

Spread: 12 to 24 in.

Exposure: full sun, part-shade

Soil Conditions: dry, well-drained, average

Bloom Time: August to September

Bloom Color: red-purple

Native Range: Northeast Turkey to Northern Iran

Image Credits:

  • Image 1 (blooms) Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons
  • Image 2 (form) Salicyna, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons
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