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Teucrium x lucidrys (Hybrid germander)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.4m
Max height
0.35m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Teucrium x lucidrys

Other names

Hybrid germander, Wall germander

Genus

Teucrium Teucrium

Species

T. x lucidrys - T. x lucidrys is a compact, bushy, rounded, evergreen perennial or subshrub with oblong, toothed, glossy, dark green leaves and loose racemes of pink, purple or white flowers in summer.


Teucrium x lucidrys is: Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Cushion or Mound Forming

Flower

Purple, Pink, White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Leaf spot , Powdery mildew , Rust Leaf spot , Powdery mildew , Rust

General care

Pruning

Pinch back after flowering to promote bushy growth. Cut back in spring.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-ripe cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Teucrium x lucidrys (Hybrid germander) will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.35m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Garden edging, Gravel, Hedging/Screens, Rock

Cultivation

Grows best in well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. Will tolerate poor soil if drainage is good. Will also tolerate light shade and slightly acid soils. May suffer die back in areas with harsh winters.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Teucrium x lucidrys

Other names

Hybrid germander, Wall germander

Genus

Teucrium Teucrium

Species

T. x lucidrys - T. x lucidrys is a compact, bushy, rounded, evergreen perennial or subshrub with oblong, toothed, glossy, dark green leaves and loose racemes of pink, purple or white flowers in summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Cushion or Mound Forming


Colour

Flower

Purple, Pink, White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Leaf spot , Powdery mildew , Rust

General care

Pruning

Pinch back after flowering to promote bushy growth. Cut back in spring.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-ripe cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Teucrium x lucidrys (Hybrid germander) will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.35m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Garden edging, Gravel, Hedging/Screens, Rock

Cultivation

Grows best in well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun. Will tolerate poor soil if drainage is good. Will also tolerate light shade and slightly acid soils. May suffer die back in areas with harsh winters.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Teucrium x lucidrys (Hybrid 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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