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).
Zones 5 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Fragrant
Groundcover
Evergreen
Rock Gardens
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Winter Interest
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
Mature Plant Size 2-3" tall 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to summer
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Size Plant - 2.5" Pot
SKU HC014740

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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$8.99
Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
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SKU
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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SKU
HC014740
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
Height
Under 6 inches
Mature Height
2-3" tall
Mature Spread
18-24" wide
Bloom Time
Late Spring - Early Summer, Early - Mid Summer, Mid - Late Summer
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
Deer Resistant, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant, Groundcover, Evergreen, Rock Gardens, 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.
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