Teucrium chamaedrys (X lucidrys)

Germander

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Ground Covers / Perennials / Shrubs

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Small

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 1' x 2'

Natural Growth Habit: Mounding

Native To: Europe

Exposure: Full Sun

Water: Medium Water

Flower Color: Purple

Bloom Time: Summer, Fall

Special Features: Cold Hardy / Deer Resistant / Desert Conditions / Intermountain Conditions / Seacoast Conditions

Container Sizes: #1, #5

Sunset Garden Zones: 2-24

A Bit More

Planning a drought tolerant landscape? Apiary? Just want to save the bees? Then Teucrium chamaedrys is for you. This herbaceous perennial, with shiny green, fragrant leaves, grows 1’ tall by 2’ wide. In the summer and through the fall, spires of lavendar-pink flowers attract the bees you’ll need for your fruit trees and bee hive. Teucrium thrives in heat, so plant in full sun and provide low water after establishment. Originally from the Mediterranean, this herb was possibly named after Teucer, king of Troy. Historically used as an herbal remedy to treat gout and gastric distress, we do not recommend this shrub as an edible. Deer and rabbit resistant. Use Teucrium chamaedrys in Mediterranean, water wise and rock gardens, and plant in masses, as low hedges, or as accents.

A Bit More

Planning a drought tolerant landscape? Apiary? Just want to save the bees? Then Teucrium chamaedrys is for you. This herbaceous perennial, with shiny green, fragrant leaves, grows 1’ tall by 2’ wide. In the summer and through the fall, spires of lavendar-pink flowers attract the bees you’ll need for your fruit trees and bee hive. Teucrium thrives in heat, so plant in full sun and provide low water after establishment. Originally from the Mediterranean, this herb was possibly named after Teucer, king of Troy. Historically used as an herbal remedy to treat gout and gastric distress, we do not recommend this shrub as an edible. Deer and rabbit resistant. Use Teucrium chamaedrys in Mediterranean, water wise and rock gardens, and plant in masses, as low hedges, or as accents.