Rounded shrubby herb with glossy, one-inch leaves resembling miniature oak leaves. Clusters of flowers attract bees. Used medicinally in the past, but is now thought to cause liver damage. Nice fragrance, though, and is a beautiful summer blooming ground cover. Care tips: Shear to shape plants in early spring to 6″ if they are being used for hedging. Purple flowers appear between July and August.
One of our Wicked Ruggeds, a list with our choices for perennials that stand the test of time... rugged, hardy and durable.
- Botanical Name
- Teucrium chamaedrys
- Common Name
- Hardy to Zone