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Teucrium pyrenaicum (Pyrenean germander)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.2m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Teucrium pyrenaicum

Other names

Pyrenean germander

Genus

Teucrium Teucrium

Species

T. pyrenaicum - T. pyrenaicum is a mat-forming, evergreen perennial with rounded, toothed, veined, light to mid-green leaves and upright stems bearing terminal clusters of whorled, two-lipped, lavender and white flowers in late spring and early summer.


Teucrium pyrenaicum is: Evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming, Compact

Flower

Lavender, White in Spring; White, Lavender in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Cut back in spring.

Propagation methods

Semi-ripe cuttings, Seed, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Teucrium pyrenaicum (Pyrenean germander) will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Rock, Ground Cover, Gravel, Garden edging, Drought Tolerant, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Grows best in poor to moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. Apply a dry mulch in winter. Protect from excessive winter wet. May be deciduous in areas with cold winters. Best to overwinter indoors in cold areas.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Teucrium pyrenaicum

Other names

Pyrenean germander

Genus

Teucrium Teucrium

Species

T. pyrenaicum - T. pyrenaicum is a mat-forming, evergreen perennial with rounded, toothed, veined, light to mid-green leaves and upright stems bearing terminal clusters of whorled, two-lipped, lavender and white flowers in late spring and early summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming, Compact


Colour

Flower

Lavender, White in Spring; White, Lavender in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons

General care

Pruning

Cut back in spring.

Propagation methods

Semi-ripe cuttings, Seed, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Teucrium pyrenaicum (Pyrenean germander) will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Rock, Ground Cover, Gravel, Garden edging, Drought Tolerant, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Grows best in poor to moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. Apply a dry mulch in winter. Protect from excessive winter wet. May be deciduous in areas with cold winters. Best to overwinter indoors in cold areas.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Teucrium pyrenaicum (Pyrenean germander)

Common pest name

tomato thrips

Scientific pest name

Ceratothripoides brunneus

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Thrips present in Africa; the Caribbean and parts of Asia; frequently intercepted in the UK. Can cause significant damage to tomatoes and other crops in countries where it is present. Europe wide PRA will consider its potential to establish and cause damage.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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