Teucrium chamaedrys (Lamiaceae)
Germanders offer a small tight shrub-like presence in the garden, with tiny fragrant evergreen leaves. Wall Germander has thrived for us as a wide, 6" tall edging above a rock wall, looking beautiful every day of the year and drawing many questions during garden walks. Delicate spires of pale pink flowers top the plant in early summer; a shearing after bloom keeps semi-gloss foliage dense and beautiful. Germanders love to grow in full sun, require good drainage, and are quite tolerant of regular light pruning for hedging and edging in knot gardens.
Bloom color: pink
Bloom period: summer
Container size: Qt.