Oreganillo
Teucrium bicolor

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Teucrium (TEW-kree-um) (Info)
Species: bicolor (BY-kul-ur) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Violet/Lavender

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jun 2, 2007, Ursula from Santiago
Chile (Zone 9b) wrote:

This shrub can reach 1.5m as well in height as in width. They grow very fast and produce flowers the second year if grown from seeds. The main requirements for this species are: full sun to part shade, medium watering and well-drained soil. Teucrium bicolor can tolerate frost and some snow, and can be pruned to give it a nice shape.

Propagation from seeds: during autumn, using a mix of two portions compost, two portions sharp river sand and one portion regular garden soil. Cover the sowing mix with a fine layer of sharp river sand, distribute the seeds and barely cover with another layer of sand. Place the tray in a cold frame or a cold greenhouse. Transplant into individual bags/pots once the plantlets have developed two true leaves.