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PlantFiles: Wall Germander
Teucrium chamaedrys

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Teucrium (TEW-kree-um) (Info)
Species: chamaedrys (kam-EE-drees) (Info)

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


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:

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

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5 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive duvalderay On Nov 19, 2013, duvalderay from Boise City, ID wrote:

Great little border evergreen sub shrub. Lower perimeter leaves turn bronze tinged in the late fall but the rest remain dark green year-round. Tons of small lavender flowers attract bees and butterflies.

Positive crazymary On Jan 27, 2010, crazymary from Lodi, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Mine actually bloomed from June through a heavy frost in early December and kept going until around Christmas. The bees love it and it has a lovely lavender-violet flower.

Positive Gibby2 On May 7, 2005, Gibby2 from Belleville, IL (Zone 6a) wrote:

Known as "poor man's box" because it was once substituted for the more expensive boxwood. As a herb, it was recommended for curing gout.

Positive tcfromky On Sep 29, 2004, tcfromky from Mercer, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Dwarf, woody, sub-shrub with glossy, aromatic, evergreen foliage resembling boxwood. Rosy purple flowers. Makes an excellent dwarf hedge. Attracts butterflies, too...

Positive angelap 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.

Neutral lupinelover 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)
Birmingham, Alabama
Gadsden, Alabama
Bakersfield, California
Menifee, California
Merced, California
North Fork, California
Oak Park, California
Santa Ana, California
Santa Clara, California
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Ocala, Florida
Boise, Idaho
Portland, Indiana
Riverdale, Maryland
Eunice, Missouri
Henderson, Nevada
New York City, New York
West Kill, New York
Flat Rock, North Carolina
Fuquay Varina, North Carolina
Uniontown, Ohio
Homestead, Pennsylvania
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Dyersburg, Tennessee
Austin, Texas (2 reports)
Colleyville, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
La Coste, Texas
Weatherford, Texas
Leesburg, Virginia
Kalama, Washington

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