Hardiness: USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F) USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F) USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
Other details: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH requirements: 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline) 7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)
Patent Information: Non-patented
Propagation Methods: By dividing the rootball By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets) From herbaceous stem cuttings From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall From seed; sow indoors before last frost From seed; direct sow after last frost By simple layering By serpentine layering
Seed Collecting: Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
On Jun 6, 2004, angelap from Weatherford, TX (Zone 7b) wrote:
Though it is proving to be quite invasive, I love this plant in my herb garden. I use it for bordered edges - when in bloom it's quite lovely. I have to be diligent about keeping it pulled and dug out of the walkways. The runners go forever, and wiggle their way deeply to get under the metal edging.
On Jan 27, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
Germander has long been used as one of the components in a Victorian Knot Garden. It accepts shearing happily, and multiplies very quickly to fill in gaps. It is happiest in full sun; even partial shade makes it get very floppy.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, (2 reports) Gadsden, Alabama Bakersfield, California Menifee, California Merced, California North Fork, California Santa Ana, California Santa Clara, California Colorado Springs, Colorado Ocala, Florida Portland, Indiana East Riverdale, Maryland Eunice, Missouri Henderson, Nevada New York, New York West Kill, New York Flat Rock, North Carolina Fuquay-varina, North Carolina Uniontown, Ohio Homestead, Pennsylvania Laflin, Pennsylvania Dyersburg, Tennessee Austin, Texas Colleyville, Texas Fort Worth, Texas Hudson Oaks, Texas Lacoste, Texas Leesburg, Virginia Kalama, Washington