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Teucrium chamaedrys ‘Summer Sunshine’
Creeping Germander
Zone 4 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Spreader Subshrub

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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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
  Partial Shade

Soil Type

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink

Blooming Time
  Late Summer
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color

Plant Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Ground Cover

Flower Head Size

   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches

   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches

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