Common Names: wall germander
Type: Evergreen shrub
Size: 1-2 ft. high, 3 ft. wide.
Flowers: Lavender to purple flowers in loose spikes, summer to early autumn. Fragrant leaves are dark green, oval, glossy, about .75 in. long.
Uses: Herb garden, mixed border, containers, dry areas, low hedge, small topiary, ground cover. Fire resistive.
Wildlife: Pollen for bees. Deer resistant.
Soil: Poor to moderately fertile, well-drained; but loves poor, gritty soils.
Water: Low water once established; a little more inland.
Sun: Full sun (gets leggy with less).
Pruning: Pinch to keep compact; shear back once or twice a year after flowering to force side branching. Remove older stalks and stalks lying on the ground.
Pests & Diseases: Generally pest and disease free.
Notes: Another nice Teucrium is the T. betonicum. Fire retardant if well watered. A classic knot garden plant; tolerates routine shearing. Set 2 ft. apart for small-scale ground cover. Hardy to 15° F.