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Teucrium chamaedrys (Wall Germander) Herb Plant

£3.75
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Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Wall Germander (Teucrium chamaedrys) Herb in 9cm Pot 

Wall Germander , is not often talked about nowadays, but it is it may be hard to ignore this plant if you are concerned about the decline in bees as it is very good at attracting them. Wall Germander is a shrubby aromatic perennial with a creeping rootstock. It has dark, deeply veined leaves 30mm long which are dark-green & shiny Wall Germander is also known as ground Oak due to the shape of its leaves. The smell released from the leaves when crushed makes them prized for crafts.  Wall germander forms purplish-pink flowers in loose spikes which appear in summer and autumn. 

Wall germander will reach a height of about 25cm with a slightly greater width. Wall Germander was traditionally used in knot gardens, if you want to form a quick, tight hedge, space individual plants 6 inches apart. For a looser, more casual hedge, space them 1 foot apart.  As its name implies it will also grow in a dry stone wall .

In cold areas it may drop its leaves but generally it is evergreen, it may require mulching around the roots in particularly cold/exposed sites to protect over-winter.

Herb Usage

Wall Germander has been used for a number of remedies over the centuries including gout when drunk as a herbal tea, but its herbal use has fallen out of favor due to evidence that it can harm the liver.  The leaves are used to flavour liqueurs, vermouth and tonic wines. Florists often dry the stems of the plant before using them in wreaths or potpourri. 

Should not be confused as Hedge germander!

Buy Wall Germander Online

Our potted Wall Germander herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.

 

 

Teucrium chamaedrys (Wall Germander) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Well-drained Fertile soil
Flower Colour Mauve
Height 30cm
Spread 30cm
Latin Name Teucrium chamaedrys
Hardiness RHS rating H5 - Hardy - cold winter
Culinary None
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic Herbal medicine
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden Cottage/Informal
  • 5
    Wall germander

    Posted by Julie Adkins on 24th Jun 2021

    Excellent quality plants. Well packaged and arrived in excellent condition. Very speedy service

  • 5
    Wall Germander

    Posted by Stephanie Taylor on 7th Apr 2020

    I ordered three of these plants, and they were first rate. I also orderd some Lou’s poo it’s a great fertiliser. I would highly recommend