Giant Gray Germander
Details3-4" tall x 30-36" wide. What an amazing groundcover! After planting it into my garden, I've marveled how this vigorous plant grows to form a silver-gray, evergreen blanket of fine textured foliage, cascading down the slope it's plant on. It blooms in late spring-early summer with sweetly fragrant pink flowers held just above the foliage. Extremely heat and cold tolerant, it's a choice groundcover for the West, from Tucson to Boise, Denver to Reno and beyond.
|Common Name||Giant Gray Germander|
|Botanical Name||Teucrium cussonii|
|Zones||5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Mature Height||3-4" tall|
|Mature Spread||30-36" wide|
|Bloom Time||Late spring to early summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer|
|Soil Type||Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Very Drought Resistant / Very Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20"|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Groundcover, Evergreen|
|Ideal Region||Coastal California, Hot Desert, Western Only|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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