Wall germander

Teucrium x lucidrys

Description

The prostrate Wall germander is a small mounding subshrub growing 12-18 in. high, spreading 1-2 ft. across. Its small deep green leaves have toothed margins; colorful spikes of rosy-purple flowers grow on tall stems above the foliage in early summer.

Wall germander is native to dry hillsides and open woods, particularly in limestone soils around the Mediterranean region. It is a popular border plant in residential gardens with a pleasing natural form that can be clipped as a petite hedge and border plant. It needs well-drained soils and regular moisture during flowering stages. Flowers attract large numbers of bees and should be trimmed off at the end of their season to maintain good foliage density.

Plant Type: Shrub, Ground cover
Foliage Character: Evergreen
Habit: Spreading, Mounding
Growth Rate: Moderate
Foliage Color: Medium green, Gray green
Flower Color: Magenta
Flower Season: Summer
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil, Rocky soil, Calcareous soil
Exposure Adaptations: Heat, Frost, Drought, All day sun
Function: Rock gardens, Residential spaces, Raised planters, Grouped, Flowering accent plant, Commercial spaces, Borders, Banks, Attracts bees
Height: 12 in. – 18 in.
Width: 1 ft. – 2 ft.