About this cultivar:
Teucrium x lucidrys is a great addition to any garden. Low bushy plants clothed in dark green crinkly edged, glossy leaves and short spires of small pink flowers in early summer. A fresh-looking plant among greys in dry situations. A real survivor, even in the driest of summers.
- Position: Full sun, partial shade
- Soil: Almost any soil, grows well in Ballyrobert
- Flowers: June, July, August, September, October, November
- Other features: Grows well in Ballyrobert
- Hardiness: Fully hardy, grows well in Ballyrobert
- Habit: Clump forming, bushy
- Foliage: Evergreen
- Height: 15 - 25 cm (0.5 - 0.8 ft)
- Spread: 30 - 60 cm (1 - 2 ft)
- Time to full growth: 2 to 5 years
- Plant type: Herbaceous Perennial
- Colour: Green, pink
- Goes well with: --
About this genus:
Teucrium (tew-kre-um) is a member of the mint family (Lamiaceae) known for its summer flowers and small, attractive, silvery leaves. They get their name from Teucher, a Trojan prince who first used one of the species in medicine. Commonly called Germander, most Teucrium species are subshrubs with a woody base although the genus contains some herbaceous perennials.
Many Teucrium species have fragrant leaves whose odor is apparent when the leaves are bruised. The leaves of some species of Teucrium act like catnip and make felines dizzy with delight. Bees and butterflies love to visit the light purple/blue flowers. They also offer versatility, fitting into formal or informal designs with equal ease, and growing on almost any soil or situation - preferably dry and sunnier (They are found all over the world but are most common in Mediterranean climates). Their small size and neat habit makes Teucrium perfect for low hedges, borders, container plants and even knot gardens.