Teucrium cussonii (aka majoricum)

Common Name:

Plant Type:
Evergreen perennial
Family:
Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)
Geographic Origin:
Mediterranean Region
California Native?:
No
Plant Size:
3 inches high by 2-3 feet wide
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Spring to fall
Flower Color:
Purple
Exposure:
Full sun
Soils:
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate to occasional watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less
This is a tidy low mat, eventually 3 feet or more broad. The twigs are slender and closely lined by aromatic, very narrow 1 inch leaves, greyish green above and whitish beneath. It blooms (in our climate, at least) throughout the growing season, with dense clusters of rose-lavender blossoms nestled upon the foliage. This is one of the best of the teucriums for sunny banks.