Details(15-16 " tall x 18 " wide.) Pink Germander (Teucrium chamaedrys) is an Old World perennial has attractive glossy, evergreen foliage and a profuse late spring display of pink flowers. With a neat, mounding habit, this heat loving plant is an excellent choice for knot gardens and for planting along paths and driveways where a more formal look is desired. Shear back in mid-spring to maintain its attractive foliage and shape.
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|Common Name||Pink Germander|
|Botanical Name||Teucrium chamaedrys|
|Zones||6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Mature Height||15-16" tall|
|Mature Spread||18" wide|
|Bloom Time||Late spring to early summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Sandy Soil, Average Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Average, Drought Resistant / Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover, Evergreen|
|Ideal Region||Hot Desert, Coastal California, Southeast, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
- Plant in sandy or gravel soils, although many species can adapt to well drained loam soils; avoid clay.
- Most species are best positioned in a full sun location.
- Mulch with gravel or pine needles in dry Western climates. Leave un-mulched in moister climates.
- Water regularly the first growing season to establish the plant. Thereafter, only occasional deep watering is needed, when conditions are dry in the heat of summer.
- Deadhead the flowers when blooming is finished. Groundcover Teucrium chaemadrys 'Prostratum,' when used as a lawn substitute, can be mowed to deadhead the flower spikes.
- Fertilize lightly in the fall with Yum Yum Mix. Special comments:
- Many Teucrium species are evergreen and shouldn't be cut back in the spring. But in late fall, rake off brown tree leaves and other fall debris to keep plants clean and foliage healthy over the winter. In spring, winter killed tips can be sheared off.
- Teucrium chaemadrys and T. chaemadrys 'Prostratum' are a zone more cold hardy in dry winter Western climates than in the moist Eastern US.
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Comments about High Country Gardens Teucrium chamaedrys:
Received a healthy small plant in early spring. Planted in large raised bed and now that it's almost November, the plant is just now clearing the top edge of the raised bed. It's grown approx 4-5 inches in height and filled out a little throughout the summer. The foliage is very pretty and vibrant green. Hoping to see lots of growth and blooms next spring. Seems like a tough plant, recommend adding to your flower bed, just don't be in a hurry for blooms.
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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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