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Teucrium chamaedrys ‘Summer Sunshine’
Teucrium chamaedrys ‘Summer Sunshine’
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Teucrium chamaedrys ‘Summer Sunshine’

Creeping Germander

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.510.080

Germander is a low, shrubby perennial historically used for edging herb gardens. This terrific Canadian selection has bright yellow leaves in spring, fading to chartreuse in summer when short spikes of pink flowers appear. Useful in the rock garden, containers, or for edging the border. Attractive to butterflies. Inclined to spread to form a patch, but easy to control by edging. Evergreen in mild winter regions. Plants may be pruned to maintain a low height, if desired. Discovered as a sport of the plain green species form, by Jack Broxholme of Burlington, Ontario around 1999.

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Teucrium chamaedrys ‘Summer Sunshine’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Ground Cover
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate