• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast shrubby grower to 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Tolerates Poor Soils
    Spring through Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:TEW-kri-um fru-ti-CANS
    Plant type:Shrub
    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
    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 PlantsLoropetalum (Loropetalum); Lavender Cotton (Santolina); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Tickseed (Coreopsis)
  • Care
    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 & Lore
    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.
    Teucrium was named for Teucer, the legendary first king of Troy who pioneered use of these plants as medicinals.