Leaf retention: Evergreen.
Growth rate: Moderate.
Mature Size: 4' high and 6' wide.
Flowers: Blue, with five-lobed lower lip.
Bloom: Most often in summer, but also spring through fall,
depending on local climate.
Leaves: Bluish-grey or silver-green, oval-to-lanceolate,
Stems: No thorns.
Wildlife: Attracts bees.
Toxic / Danger: Somewhat poisonous if ingested. May be
Origin: Mediterranean region.
Cultivation and Uses
USDA hardiness zones: 8-10.
Heat tolerant: Yes.
Drought tolerant: Yes.
Sun: Full sun to part shade.
Water after becoming established: Once a month.
Soil: Very well drained, dry, low in organic content,
pH 6.1-7.8 (slightly acidic to slightly alkaline).
Prune: In non-blooming season, or after last freeze,
prune to shape, reduce size, and/or remove freeze damage.
Propagation: Seed or cuttings.
A member of the mint family. This is a germander and not a sage.
Many cultivars are available in nurseries.
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