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Teucrium marum

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Teucrium marum Cat Thyme, Germander,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Herbs & Vegetables, Shrubs Dense, Rounded

Attractive silvery-grey aromatic foliage shrub with a spreading mounding habit. Grows approx. 30cm tall by 30cm wide. Tiny pink flowers are borne on spikes and appear from late Summer through to mid-Autumn. Used widely as a herb that cats enjoy the aroma of. Great for cottage themed gardens.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Edible Garden, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Fragrant Garden, Habitat, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Trim back to one quarter of full height after flowering in Autumn. Prefers a sheltered position but will cope with dry conditions and most soil types.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Lamiaceae Europe

Foliage Colour: Blue, Grey, Silver
Flower Colour: Pink
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Moderate
Wind: High