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Teucrium cossonii - Fruity Germander

Teucrium cossonii will slowly spread to 3 feet or more across if conditions are right. 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 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. Some nurseries are selling this plant as Teucrium majoricum.

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Teucrium cossonii, syn. Teucrium majoricum, Fruity Germander