Native to the Mediterranean area, this evergreen perennial is known mostly for its use in formal ornamental knot gardens. Germander has tiny little scallop edge leaves, like tiny oak leaves and deep pink flower spikes that arrive later in the season,blooming for 4 weeks, calling in beneficials insects. Forms a woody, low growing plant, reaching 12-14” and can be pruned to desired shapes. Tolerates less than ideals conditions, needing only full sun and well drained soil. Resistant to deer and rabbits pressures.
Perennial, Zone 4-9
Germination: 14-30 days,
Seed Planting Depth:on surface, lightly press in
Starting Indoors/Outdoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Provide 70 degree soil temperatures.Transplant 12" apart. Sow outdoors in late spring when soil temperature reach 60-65 degrees. Sow a few seeds every 6-12".
Light Needs: Full sun
Soil Needs: Average, well drained
Uses: ornamental, attracts bees and beneficals.