Teucrium aroanium

Gray Creeping Germander

2-3" tall x 18-24" wide. Gray creeping germander blooms with fragrant honey scented pink flowers in summer that are held over equally fragrant thin linear gray leaves. The plant is an excellent small scale groundcover for hot, sunny sites in well drained soil. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
Zones5 - 10
Advantages
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Groundcover
Evergreen
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Winter Interest
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
Mature Height2-3" tall
Mature Spread18-24" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to summer
ShippingShipping begins the week of September 2nd, 2019 Learn More…
SizePlant - 2.5" Pot
SKUHC014740

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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HC014740

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2-3" tall x 18-24" wide. This outstanding Mediterranean Teucrium has been a very impressive performer in our Xeriscape Demonstration Garden these past years. Gray Creeping Germander grows into a low mound of thin, silver leaves that form a beautiful backdrop for the honey-scented deep lavender-pink flowers. Shear back 1/3 in mid-spring to reinvigorate established plants. Plant in "lean" well-drained soils and mulch with gravel for best performance. (cutting propagated)
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SKUHC014740
Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
Common Name
Gray Creeping Germander
Botanical Name
Teucrium aroanium
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Pink
Mature Height
2-3" tall
Mature Spread
18-24" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20"
Advantages
Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Groundcover, Evergreen, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Winter Interest
Ideal Region
West, Western Only, Southwest, Hot Desert, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
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.
Shipping
ZoneShipping Status
Zone 2Shipping begins the week of September 2nd, 2019
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of September 2nd, 2019
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of September 2nd, 2019
Zone 5Shipping begins the week of September 9th, 2019
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of September 16th, 2019
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of September 23rd, 2019
Zone 8Shipping begins the week of September 30th, 2019
Zone 9Shipping begins the week of October 7th, 2019
Zone 10Shipping begins the week of October 14th, 2019

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