Guide to Growing Germander - Teucrium
Teucrium are hardy perennials and sub shrubs that range from 10 cm to 90 cm in height.
This rage in size makes them useful in many areas if the garden including rock gardens, borders and drystone walls.
Teucrium blooms in the summer and has small flowers carried on spikes or in clusters; the petals may be purple, pink, blue or yellow.
Common names for Teucrium include Germander and wood germander.
How to grow Germander
The seeds of Germander may be sown on the surface in late autumn or early spring. Ideally germander likes to grow in sunny or partially shaded areas that have a well drained soil. The soil type that Teucrium species such as germander grows in is not important.
If starting off indoors then prepare germander about 7 weeks before you expect the last frost. It should take about 3 to 5 weeks for germander seeds to germinate. They should be transplanted outdoors with a spacing of about 30 cm following the last frost.
Caring for Germander (Teucrium)
It is easy to care for Germander and other members of the Teucrium genus. They should be watered during dry spells and lightly fertilized regularly. Every spring cut back the Germander plant stems by about 50%. if you require more plants then Germander can be propagated in the spring from cuttings or by division.