Leaf retention: Evergreen.
Growth rate: Moderate to rapid.
Mature Size: 4' high and 6' wide.
Flowers: Downward arching stamens hanging over a blue to violet, five-lobed, lower petal.
Bloom: Most often in summer, but also spring through fall, depending on local climate.
Leaves: Bluish-grey or silver-green, oval-to-lanceolate, aromatic, not edible.
Stems: No thorns.
Wildlife: Attracts bees.
Toxic / Danger: Somewhat poisonous if ingested. May be an eye irritant.
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 organic content, pH 6.1-7.8 (slightly acidic to slightly alkaline).
Prune: After the danger of frost has past, prune to shape, reduce size, and/or remove freeze damage.
Propagation: Seed or cuttings.
Uses: Ornamental, xeric garden.
This plant is a member of the Mint family (Lamiaceae). Other common names are Silver
Germander and Shrubby Germander.
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