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Teucrium cossonii, Teucrium majoricum - Fruity Germander

Teucrium cossonii often sold as Teucrium cossonii majoricum, or Teucrium majoricum will slowly spread to 3 feet or more across if conditions are right and stay less than a foot tall. The Fruity Germander likes to dry out between watering cycles. I try to plant Teucrium cossonii in well drained soils or at least on a slope. I have not had any problems with cold, even in landscapes that have temperatures that dip into the teens. Teucrium cossonii will bloom most heavily in the spring and has a nice rebloom in the Fall. The Fruity Germander has a smattering of pale purple flowers during the summer. The foliage has a strong pleasant aroma when pinched. I have not had anybody say they didn't want Teucrium cossonii in their landscape after getting a good sniff of that, though some Germanders have a medicinal smell (Teucrium marum) to them.

Teucrium cossonii, Teucrium majoricum, Fruity Germander

Purple flowers of Teucrium cossonii syn. Teucrium majoricum - Fruity Germander. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Teucrium cossonii, Teucrium majoricum, Fruity Germander

Purple flowers of Teucrium cossonii syn. Teucrium majoricum - Fruity Germander. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Plants in the genus Teucrium featured on this site:
Teucrium ackermanii * Silver Germander
Teucrium cossonii * Fruity Germander
Teucrium fruticans azureum * Bush Germander
Teucrium majoricum * Fruity Germander
Teucrium marum * Cat Thyme