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Germander 'Upright'
Germander 'Upright'

Our Price: $6.95
ZONE: 4 - 9
EXPOSURE: Full to Part Sun
SIZE: 12"H x 9"S
BLOOM: Purple, Mid Summer - Early Fall

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Description Briscoe's Tips

Upright Germander Plants

Teucrium chamaedrys

These perennial plants are wonderful evergreen shrubs that work well as both a small hedge or as a ground cover. These sturdy little perennial flowers are easy to grow, and do well in almost any zone. If you want a formal hedge or knot garden, simply keep it well-pruned right after blooming. Germander makes a more fragrant and showy alternative hedge shrub than Boxwoods, as it produces small pink flowers and its leaves have a garlic scent that will also make for a nice, aromatic wreath. Germander can also be pruned easily, much like a Bonsai tree for the more creative gardener.

In the past Germander has been used medicinally to cure gout, and has similar properties as Horehound when mixed with honey, for curing coughs and asthmatic episodes.

Because of its creeping root system, Germander makes a great solution for eroding areas such as steep river banks and cliffs and also grows easily in pots or containers.

Zones: 4 - 9

Size: 12"H x 9"S

Light: Full to Part Sun

Bloom: Purple, Mid Summer - Early Fall

Uses : Germander makes a terrific hedgerow shrub and its aromatic leaves can be used to create fragrant wreaths. Medically, Germander has been used to cure gout and to help suppress coughing fits.

Tips: Prune Germander well in the Spring to foster better branching and shaping. Also prune just after the plant flowers to renew its beautiful blooms!

Does Not Grow Well Indoors!

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 6 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Beautiful April 30, 2019
Reviewer: Louanne Jacobs from McCalla, AL United States  
Arrived in beautiful condition. Planted in an area where we have erosion.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Very attractive June 25, 2018
Reviewer: Joan Gottfried from Monroe Township, NJ United States  
I only planted them a few weeks ago so no flowering yet or much growth  but are very healthy.

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4 of 5 germander upright review June 25, 2015
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Grand Prairie, TX United States  
plants arrived in good shape and are blooming

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5 of 5 germander June 25, 2015
Reviewer: C A SIKORA from RIVERSIDE, IL United States  
Would like to get more - very pretty, just starting to bloom.

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Grower's Exchange Plants April 20, 2015
Reviewer: Gary Smith from Ashland, AL United States  
I have ordered several plants from Grower's Exchange, because of the condition the plants arrive in.  This was certainly true of my order of Upright Germander.  I am a beekeeper and bees LOVE this plant.  The plants I received to border my wildflower and herb garden (bee garden) with were ready to set in the ground and go to work.  They continue to thrive weeks later.

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