Plant of the Day – Teucrium majoricum

Rosy-pink flowers in dense heads are carried from May through July.

Rosy-pink flowers in dense heads are carried from May through July.

This low, mounding germander, Teucrium majoricum (T. capitatum subsp. majoricum) makes a dense mound of silvery-gray foliage topped with pink flowers over an extended period from spring through summer and sporadically into fall.  It is a Mediterranean-type plant and loves sharp drainage and full sun, combining well with rosemary and salvias.  Wet soils will spell a quick death but plants appear to be quite hardy.  Eight inch to 12″ tall mounds of dense, aromatic foliage spread to 30″ or more.

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In spring, the foliage is almost entirely covered in flowers.

In spring, the foliage is almost entirely covered in flowers.

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