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 cossoni majoricum
Narrow, silvery gray leaves to 1 in. long form a mound to 8 in. high, 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 ground cover.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 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.
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 ground cover.
Big, slightly pointedfruit. Astringent. Very shapelytree for ornamental use.
From Brazil, but naturalized at higher elevations throughoutHawaiian Islands. Known botanically as
Milkweeds (so named for their milky sap) are the best-known representatives of this group of plants. B...