Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Fast shrubby grower to 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Tolerates Poor Soils
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Spring through fall
Landscape Uses:
Landscape Uses
Botanical Pronunciation:TEW-kri-um fru-ti-CANS
Plant type:Shrub
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Growth rate:Fast
Average landscape size:Fast shrubby grower to 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Foliage color:Gray-green
Blooms:Spring through fall
Flower color:Blue
Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
Garden styleMediterranean, Tropical
Design IdeasThe blue flowers of this germander are much sought after in gardens. Use this shrub in the border as an accent with other blues or contrast it with bright colored shrubs and perennials. A good choice for poor soils.
Companion PlantsContrast the blue with Goldsturm Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm'). The silvery foliage of Lavender Cotton (Santolina chamaecyparissus) complements the blue, as does Sizzling Pink Fringe Flower (Loropetalum chinense 'Silzzing Pink').
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: early spring.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
History:
A member of the mint family of Western Mediterranean origin. In cultivated gardens for over 300 years, it was introduced into Britain in the 18th century but proved of too limited hardiness and became a vital plant of Craftsman-era Los Angeles.
Lore:
Teucrium was named for Teucer, the legendary first king of Troy who pioneered use of these plants as medicinals.