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Teucrium marum - Cat Thyme

Teucrium marum is one of the most fragrant herbs I have come across. The Cat Thyme smells more than a little medicinal. I have yet to test its potency in the company of cats, so far it has only been grown in dog inhabited gardens. Teucrium marum grows 8" to a foot tall and spreads a little more than a foot. Teucrium marum is quite drought tolerant. Cat Thyme has grown well in a variety of soil types, though it is unlikely to do well in soggy conditions. Teucrium marum was not damaged by Winter temperatures in the low teens.

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Teucrium marum, Cat Thyme