Mediterranean natives with aromatic foliage and whorls of little flowers. These are tough plants that endure poor, rocky soils; they can’t stand wet or poorly drained soils but will tolerate regular watering where drainage is good.Teucrium cossonii majoricum
Narrow, silvery gray leaves to 1 in. long form a mound to 8 in. high and 1/2 ft. wide. Virtually continuous show of small, rosy purple, honey-scented flowers in dense heads (most profuse in late spring, early summer). Good rock garden plant or small-scale groundcover. Also sold as T. majoricum and T. cussonii; a very similar plant is T. polium pii-fontanii.Teucrium fruticans
Loose, silvery stemmed plant to 4–8 ft. tall and wide (or wider). Gray-green, 1 1/4-in.-long leaves have silvery white undersides, giving the plant an overall silvery gray appearance. Blooms almost year-round, bearing lavender-blue flower spikes at branch ends. Thin and cut back before spring growth begins.
Grows to 1 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide, with many upright, woody-based stems densely clothed in toothed, dark green, 3/4-in.-long leaves. Red-purple or white summer flowers in loose spikes (white-flowered form is looser). Attracts bees. Use as edging, foreground, low clipped hedge, or small-scale groundcover. Shear back once or twice a year to keep neat and force side branching.
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Growing to 10 in. high, 20 in. wide, this heath has dark green foliage and red flowers that appear in ...
Deciduous vine, native to Europe and Asia. Grows to 6–8 ft., with lacy, soft green foliage. Earl...