Teucrium chamaedrys 'Prostratum'

Compact Creeping Germander

 

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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.

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Zones 5 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to grow
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Groundcover
Evergreen
Evergreen
Good Rockgarden or alpine plant
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Annual Rainfall
1020
10 to 20"
Bloom Time Late spring to summer
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Size Plant - 2.5" deep pot
SKU HBLMB21

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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.
SKU HBLMB21
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
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to grow, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Groundcover, Evergreen, Good Rockgarden or alpine plant, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & 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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  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
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    Comments about High Country Gardens Teucrium chamaedrys 'Prostratum':

    I planted two of these last year, and they have spread into about 6 plants this year. They are vibrant green, and are growing under my crabapple tree. They only get a couple hours of morning sun, and then are in mostly shade. They get hit with the sprinklers when I water the lawn about once week (twice if it is reeeeeally hot and dry out). I just bought three more, I like them so much.

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    Really happy with this plant

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    from Littleton, CO

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Teucrium chamaedrys 'Prostratum':

        I have these growing in pretty dry areas with filtered to deep shade. They always just look perfect. They have grown very slowly. I imagine it would be faster if they got more water.

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        Service with High Country Gardens is always stellar.

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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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