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Teucrium fruticans 'Azurea'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Teucrium (TEW-kree-um) (Info)
Species: fruticans (FROO-tih-kanz) (Info)
Cultivar: Azurea
Additional cultivar information: (aka Azureum, Tutti-Frutti)

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
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

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Bloom Color:
Medium Blue

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Fall/Early Winter
Mid Winter

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral dmj1218 On May 2, 2006, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This tender perennial, grows to 3.5-4' high and is commonly called "tutti-frutti".

Positive DownEaster42 On Feb 28, 2006, DownEaster42 from Greenville, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

I wish to report that I have this plant thriving in my zone 8a Garden! Some years it dies down to its roots, but it always comes back. Flowers after a mild winter. I really cherish it because there are few things I can grow with grey blue leaves.

Positive TucsonJen On Feb 27, 2006, TucsonJen from Tucson, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

Slow to show growth for me - I swear it didn't grow an inch for 10 months! Now (February) it's taking off and flowering like crazy. It gets more comments than anything else in my flowering garden. The neighbors all want one of their own. The brillant and unusual flower color contrasted with the silvery leaves is gorgeous. I'm hoping that it will bloom through fall as reported despite the full Tucson it gets. I have a second one in partial shade that is slower to grow and less showy. I think it would be better off in full sun but I'm curious to see if it is just slower to get started or if it will "summer" better than the full sun one.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Estillfork, Alabama
Tucson, Arizona
Knights Landing, California
Lucerne Valley, California
Pasadena, California
Rohnert Park, California
San Jose, California
Shalimar, Florida
Jennings, Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana
Shreveport, Louisiana
Greenville, North Carolina
Austin, Texas
Bartlett, Texas
Belton, Texas
Mansfield, Texas
Odessa, Texas
Seadrift, Texas
Wichita Falls, Texas
Seattle, Washington

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