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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist


Teucrium genus (Germander). These are evergreen or deciduous shrubs, subshrubs and perennials, which are grown for their tubular flowers and aromatic foliage. They are fully to half hardy and will need full sun and well drained soil. You can propagate the shrubs and sub-shrubs by softwood or semi-ripe cuttings in the summer, perennials by seeds or by division in the spring.


Perennials, Deciduous or Evergreens, Shrubs, Herbaceous or Sub-shrubs

Other common names

Wood sage



Interest and use

Grown for their flowers, foliage (sometimes aromatic) or habit.


They are marginally frost hardy, and prefer light, well-drained soil with sunny conditions. You can propagate the shrubs and subshrubs from cuttings in the summer, the perennials are propagated by division in the autumn or from seeds in the spring.


Softwood the shrubs and sub-shrubs or semi-ripe cuttings in summer, perennials by seed or division in spring.

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