Botanical Name: Teucrium X lucidrys
Common Name: Trailing Germander  
Plant photo of: Teucrium X lucidrys
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub, Ground cover, Herb


Height Range

Under 1'


Flower Color

Blue, Purple


Flower Season

Spring, Summer, Fall, Intermittent


Leaf Color

Green, Grey Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season






Very Low, Low


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Loam, Rocky


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Formal, Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Unusual Foliage


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer


Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Parking Strip, Parking Lot, Raised Planter


Special Uses

Filler, Hedge, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by:
Photographer: Susan Frommer/Engstrom
  • Description

  • Notes

This mini-shrub with small, shiny, dark green leaves on woody stems can be sheared and shaped. The stems trail and rise to 24", with lovely, reddish purple flowers between the upper leaves. It can be used as a low hedge plant in herbal knot gardens. To encourage branching, it should be pruned in the spring.
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball at ground level. 3. Prepare soil mix of equal parts soil and soil amendment. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build Basin and water.