Teucrium chamaedrys Prostratum

Compact Creeping Germander

Teucrium chamaedrys Prostratum is tough, pretty and long-lived. Its glossy green leaves and early summer display of deep pink flowers, Creeping Germander is not fussy about its soil, and grows equally well in sun or shade. Tolerating light to moderate foot traffic, it's a low-care groundcover. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). 6-18" tall x 18" wide.
Zones5 - 10
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Fragrant
Groundcover
Evergreen
Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Full Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
Mature Height6-8" tall
Mature Spread18" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to summer
ShippingNow shipping to zones 2-10.
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SizePlant - 2.5" Pot
SKUHC015306

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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6-18" tall x 18" wide. Teucrium chamaedrys Prostratum is tough, pretty and long-lived. This low-care groundcover has it all. With glossy green leaves and early summer display of deep pink flowers, Compact Creeping Germander is not fussy about its soil, and grows equally well in sun or shade. Tolerating light to moderate foot traffic, it's a great lawn substitute for areas too shady for grass to thrive.
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SKUHC015306
Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
Common Name
Compact Creeping Germander
Botanical Name
Teucrium chamaedrys Prostratum
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color
Pink
Mature Height
6-8" tall
Mature Spread
18" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20"
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant, Groundcover, Evergreen, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region
Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides
Teucrium (Germander) is a huge family of perennials, herbs and shrubs found world-wide, with the highest concentration of species in the Mediterranean region of Europe and Northern Africa.

Preferred growing conditions:
  • 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.

  • View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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