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Including Teucrium chamaedrys, Teucrium fruticans ‘Azureum’, Teucrium fruticans (Select Form), and Teucrium hyrcanicum ‘Purple Tails’

Teucrium (shrubs)

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These evergreen shrubs and subshrubs are among the very toughest and therefore great for difficult situations; they thrive in heat and poor, rocky soils. They also offer versatility, fitting into formal or informal designs with equal ease.


Teucrium chamaedrys  full sun
Teucrium chamaedrys

Chamaedrys means “a gift on the ground,” and this Teucrium’s gifts include spikes of pink flowers in the dog days of summer, small, glossy, dark green leaves, and a compact form. It’s useful as a ground cover, edging or low hedge. Create your own knot garden by combining it with Santolina. A hard annual shearing will maintain a rich thicket.

Blooms June–August.

Size: 18" high x 12" wide. Zone 5/6.

Teucrium chamaedrys (S-0557)
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Teucrium fruticans (Select Form)
Teucrium fruticans (Select Form)

Surprisingly light on its feet, this handsome ‘Select Form’ is smaller and more compact than Teucrium fruticans. Periwinkle-blue flowers embellish the downy white stems and gray-green, evergreen foliage which displays contrasting silver-gray undersides. Extremely durable, tolerating drought, wind and salt spray, this silvery mound makes an alluring backdrop for Muhlenbergia rigens.

Blooms January–July.

Size: 6' high x 9' wide; hardy to zone 8.

Teucrium fruticans (Select Form) (S-0156)
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Teucrium fruticans ‘Azureum’  full sun
Teucrium fruticans Azureum

When you’ve got a trouble spot, ‘Azureum’ comes to the rescue. Half the size of Teucrium fruticans, and more of a shrubby ground cover, this vigorous, ruggedly charming cultivar bears eye catching lavender-blue flowers and evergreen foliage that’s gray-green above and silver-white beneath.

Blooms January–July.

Size: 3'–4' high x 6' wide; hardy to zone 8.


Teucrium fruticans ‘Azureum’ (s-0068)
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Teucrium (perennials)


Teucrium hircanicum ‘Paradise Delight’  full sun  partial shade
Teucrium hircanicum Paradise Delight

Held in playful repose—some straight, some slightly bent—the long, animal-like floral tails host tightly set jade-green buds. Upon opening, copious Veronica-style spikes entice us with lavish purple-red shades. Touting a more compact habit, improved branching and aromatic sage-green textured foliage, this new and bushy, clump-forming perennial forges a welcome sight in any border, or it can be pruned for an attractive, out-of the-ordinary hedge.

Blooms August–October.

Size: 16"–20" high x 18" wide; hardy to zone 6.


Teucrium hircanicum ‘Paradise Delight’ (P-1408)
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Teucrium hyrcanicum ‘Purple Tails’  full sun

Held in playful repose—some straight, some slightly bent—the long, animal-like floral tails host tightly set jade green buds. Upon opening, copious Veronica-style spikes entice us with lavish deep fuchsia-purple shades.

Native to the Caucasus Mountains and Iran, this bushy, clump-forming perennial, with its aromatic sage-green textured foliage, forges a welcome sight in any border, or it can be pruned for an attractive, out-of the-ordinary hedge.

Blooms July–October.

Size: 18"–2' high x 20" wide; hardy to zone 6.

Teucrium hyrcanicum ‘Purple Tails’ (P-1324)
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Current Staff’s Favorite Plant

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This glamorous beacon for the late season garden is our favorite plant this week. Hydrangea aspera ‘Rocklon’ with it's large pink clouds of buds and pinkish bronze, downy new growth bring a soft look to this noble, rarely cultivated Hydrangea. Mounted on stout fuzzy stems, wide, hairy serrated foliage, with red-hued petioles, provides a graceful deep green foil for the enormous mauve lacecaps ringed by white bracts. Adequate water and bright shade will ensure ‘Rocklon’s prosperity, while Corydalis and Stylophorum diphyllum offer contrasting texture beneath. (S-0421)

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