Germander (Teucrium chamaedrys)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Germander
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 15-20 cm
Plant Spread: 20 cm
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Self fertile
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Pollinators: Self


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Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Sep 16, 2014 3:49 PM

Shear in early spring to 6" for fuller plant. Protect from winter wind burn with evergreen boughs.

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Posted by Yorkshirelass (North Yorkshire) on May 5, 2017 12:39 PM

A Solitary Wool Carder bee was attracted to this plant in my garden. A very possessive insect which attacked other bees, Visited daily until the flowers faded.

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