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Teucrium x lucidrys

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour

Pink

Feature

Aromatic foliage

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

Ideal for a Mediterranean-type garden featuring drought-resistant plants, this evergreen small shrub has toothed, glossy, aromatic green leaves and rose-pink flowers. It needs a sunny, sheltered site and tolerates poor soil. Cut back after flowering to stop it getting straggly. Grow it in rock or gravel gardens. A good alternative is the pale blue T. fruticans, which is quite happy in almost pure gravel, and shoots up 120cm after pruning.

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Teucrium

Species: x lucidrys

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: Pink

Feature: Aromatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 25cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to take cuttings: June to July


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