Germander

Teucrium hircanicum 'Paradise Delight'

Germander - Teucrium hircanicum  'Paradise Delight'

Common Name: Germander
Genus: Teucrium
Species: hircanicum
Cultivar: 'Paradise Delight'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Good for wildlife

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.50 m (50 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June & July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

A fine sturdy plant which needs no staking. Fingered spires, lime green in bud progressively open up each stem to a rosy purple rather like a firework sparkler. Reliable and trouble free in an open position in most soils this plant retains its attractive structure even after flowering.

  • Garden care: Protect young plants from slug damage using environmentally friendly slug pellets or beer traps. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring taking care not to cover the crown.