Teucrium are hardy perennials and sub shrubs that range from 10 to 90 cm in height.
This size range makes them useful in many areas of the garden including rock gardens, borders, and drystone walls.
Teucrium plants bloom in the summer and have small flowers carried on spikes or in clusters; the petals may be purple, pink, blue, green, or yellow.
Common names for Teucrium include Germander and Wood germander, and Wood sage.
The seeds of Germander and other Teucrium plant genus members may be sown on the surface in late autumn or early spring. Ideally they like to grow in sunny or partially shaded areas that have a well drained soil. The soil type that plants grows in is not overly important.
If starting off indoors, then prepare Teucrium plants about seven weeks before you expect the last frost. It should take about 3 to 5 weeks for the seeds to germinate. They should be transplanted outdoors with a spacing of about 30 cm following the last frost.
It is easy to care for Germander and other members of the Teucrium genus. They should be watered during dry spells and regularly lightly fertilised. Every spring cut back the plant stems by about fifty percent. If you require more Teucrium plants then they can be propagated in the spring from cuttings or by division.
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