Teucrium, Germander, Cat Thyme
|Purple Tails |
in our garden late May 2015
Teucriums are host plants for certain moths but in the 5 years we've grown the plants, we've haven't seen any chewing on the leaves.
The list of Teucriums is impressive and we've only grown the ones we have so far from seed, though we probably should try a few more.
Mountain Valley Growers has the Creeping Germander that you may want for a rock wall or xeriscape garden in zones 5 through 11.
The plants are perennial here in zone 7 but they are not evergreen as they are advertised in warmer zones.
|Re-potting seed-grown Purple and Pink Tails|
After collecting the seeds, I sprinkled them onto moist, sterile potting soil and pressed them in. The containers were put into filtered light in the garden shed.
These three photos are of the seedlings that resulted from that seed planting a couple of months ago.
The seeds were started in re-purposed strawberry clamshell containers. The root system you see on the right was removed from the clamshell with a re-purposed Popsicle stick.
Each seedling now has its own container and I'll keep them protected in the shed over the winter.
Pase Seeds sells Teucruim Hircanicum seeds.