Teucrium Chamaedrys is an low-growing evergreen shrub with pink-purple flowers in summer. It suits warm sunny walls and fence side borders.
Teucrium Chamaedrys is native to the Mediterranean areas of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East where it’s been used as a medicinal herb for centuries. Teucrium Chamaedrys is better known by it’s common name Wall Germander.
Wall germander is an evergreen shrub with upright, hairy stems. It spreads via creeping roots throwing up small dark green leaves with toothed borders similar to oak leaves. The foliage is aromatic when rubbed. Flower appears from July to September on tall spikes. The lipped blooms are a pinky-purple tone with dark veins and are very attractive to pollinators.
Height And Spread of Teucrium Chamaedrys This is a short bushy plant that will reach a maximum of 50 cms in height and spread.
How Hardy Is Teucrium Chamaedrys Wall Germander is hardy and withstands sub-zero temperatures in well drained soils. It enjoys full sun and is rarely bothered by pests.
How To Use Teucrium Chamaedrys This is a good border filler and an excellent choice to line fences or walls. It suits cottage style planting schemes and benefits a low maintenance garden as it will flower and spread without assistance. Wall Germander is a top choice for bee friendly gardens as it attracts many types of pollinators and feeds them into autumn. It can be grown in pots and containers to brighten up a deck, a courtyard, or a balcony if it’s well watered and fed in the growing season. Wall germander is now a rare sight in UK gardens, so it’s an interesting choice for gardeners who like unusual plants.
How To Care For Teucrium Chamaedrys Wall Germander enjoys full sun but will cope with partial shade. Plant it in a sheltered aspect in well-drained soil and it will spread via roots. It prefers neutral to alkaline soils. There is no need to prune wall germander but you can encourage flowering with regular deadheading. A layer of mulch around the roots in winter protects it from frosts and provides nutrients for the growing season. Water well until established.