Teucrium scorodonia Crispum Marginatum description
An unusual plant with amazing fresh green foliage which has ruffled lighter margins.
It does have cream spiky flowers in the summer.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
How easy is it to grow:
This is good for dry shade, the front of a border, in a container, alpine bed, rockery or by a patio and is easy if given a well drained soil.
Common name: Wood sage ‘Crispum Marginatum’ or Curly wood sage or Wood germander ‘Crispum Marginatum’
The best position in the garden:
Tolerates high levels of shade.
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a small gap in the middle of a flower border.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil.
How much moisture:
Normal or low moisture but not if in full sun.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 30 cm.
Spread 50 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 4 plants per square metre.
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