Teucrium chamaedrys

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 Teucrium chamaedrys subsp. var.  Ground oak, Wall germander
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Habit: herbaceous
Height: to
Width: to
12in24in 24in36in
Height: 12 in to 24 in
Width: 24 in to 36 in
Lifespan: perennial
Bloom: early summer, mid summer, late summer
Exposure: sun
Features: evergreen, fire resistant
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USDA Zones: 5 to 10
Sunset Zones:
Flower features: blue, purple
Lamiaceae > Teucrium chamaedrys var. ,

Wall germander (Teucrium chamaedrys) is a species of ornamental plant native to Europe and the Near East. It was historically used as a medicinal herb for the treatment of gout and sometimes as a component of Venice treacle.

Wall germander is a creeping evergreen perennial 6 to 18 inches in height. Its scalloped, opposite leaves are 1/2 - 1 1/2 inches long, dark green, and shiny. In late summer, tubular flowers grow in whorls from the leaf axils.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Teucrium chamaedrys, Linn. Perennial or shrubby, 1-2 ft. high, base decumbent, branching, pubescent or villous: lvs. short-petioled, ovate or oblong, incised-crenate, base cuneate, both surfaces green or canescent beneath; floral lvs. smaller and dentate: floral whorls 2-6-fld., the upper racemose: fls. red-purple or bright rose, with red and white spots, 3/4 in. long, rather showy; calyx tubular-campanulate, teeth lanceolate, acuminate. Eu.—A good border plant for late summer bloom. CH

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