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Teucrium hircanicum (Iranian Germander)

Iranian Germander, Caucasian Germander, Iranian Wood Sage


Resembling Veronica, Teucrium hircanicum (Iranian Germander) is a showy perennial boasting dozens of upright lavender flower spikes in mid to late summer, over a lush mound of fragrant, sage-like, green leaves. Flowers attract butterflies and are excellent for cutting.

  • Grows up to 24-30 in. tall (60-75 cm) and 12-24 in. wide (30-60 cm). Teucrium hircanicum will self-seeding freely in the garden.
  • Easily grown in well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Appreciates afternoon shade in hot summer areas. Drought-tolerant once established but does best when watered regularly in summer.
  • Great for beds and borders, cottage gardens or containers.
  • Virtually disease and pest free. Keep an eye out for mildew, leaf spot, rust and mites. Deer resistant.
  • Propagate by seed, cuttings or division.
  • Native to western Asia, Caucasus.

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Teucrium - Germanders
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Teucrium - Germanders
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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