Look to the past to find today's inspiration! Germander (Teucrium chamaedrys) has graced the grounds of castles and thatch-covered cottages alike.
Germander is an evergreen plant that is both an edible herb and a decorative shrub! The small, waxy leaves grow all along the length of the upright stems.
Choose how you'll keep it in your landscape. Like Boxwood, it can be kept fluffy with a loose and natural look.
If you want to supply plenty of nectar for beneficial pollinators...put the trimmers down. Allow the rose-purple Germander flower spikes to grace your plants for several weeks in the middle of the growing season.
Germander is basically "Catnip" for butterflies! Anyone who is growing a Victory Garden needs to consider this classic choice to bring beneficial pollinators.
Deadhead the blooms off after they fade. Do it the easy way by simply grabbing the top of your plant, and trimming to take a bit "off the top".
You can also choose to keep it tightly pruned up like you would Boxwood with several shearings per season. This plant can become a trim and tidy hedge with a wonderfully organic look and incredible scented foliage without blooms.
Run them along the length of your pool deck to trap leaves from blowing into the water. Or, try them to decorate either side of your front walk.
Give Germander a starring role in a modern version of a formal Knot Garden. Herbs are the original living aromatherapy!
Plan a design that takes advantage of the dwarf, shrubby form to create an effective outline. Partner with your favorite Lavender, English Thyme, Yarrow, Hyssop, Dill and Bee Balm; then place an outdoor dining table nearby.
Germander's leaves give off a nice herbaceous scent when crushed. In the fall, the leaves develop a lovely reddish tint and persist through most of the winter.
This plant is a member of the Mint family and can also be used to control erosion and for bank stabilization. It makes a rewardingly lush mass planting when planted eight inches on center.
Plant Germander where you can enjoy it for its versatile beauty and incredible fragrant foliage. Order from our herbaceous plant experts today!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Teucrium chamaedrys|
|Mature Height||8 - 12 inches|
|Mature Spread||12 - 18 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Moisture||Low Once Established|
|When To Prune||Early Spring|