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Products > Teucrium glandulosum 'Cedros'
Teucrium glandulosum 'Cedros' - Desert Germander
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) (Mints)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Year-round
Synonyms: [T. glandulosum SBBG 16-105]
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Teucrium glandulosum 'Cedros' (Desert Germander) - A small subshrub with hummock shaped growth to 12-18 inches tall and wide with tightly branching stems holding narrow slightly lobed/toothed green leaves that blush a purple color late in the season and in spring the flower stems emerge like starbursts in all directions, holding the frilly white flowers with purple streaks for many months - seemingly it blooms year-round with strongest flowering in spring. Plant in full to part sun in a well drained soil and irrigate infrequently to occasionally. It is a drought tolerant plant that also tolerates mild frosts and is likely hard to around 25F. Deadheading old flowers will improve appearance. This is an attractive plant that is useful in the foreground with larger California native and other mediterranean climate plants or mixed in with a dry meadow planting. The species is native to the Sonoran Desert in Arizona throughout Baja California and in California, where it has only been found growing in the Whipple Mountains in San Bernardino County along the Arizona border. It typically grows in rocky desert habitats and dry canyons. This plant came to us from the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden as SBBG 16-105 from a collection made on Cedros Island in Baja California in 2016. The name for the genus has several possible derivations but most likely it is from the Greek name Teucer, a king of Troy, who is said to have used the plant medicinally. The specific epithet comes from the Latin word 'gluten' meaning "glue" in reference to the sticky leaves of this plant and for this reason one of this plant's other common names is Sticky Germander. 

Information about Teucrium glandulosum 'Cedros' displayed on this page is based on our research about it conducted in our library and gathered from reliable online sources. We include observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well as how the crops have performed in containers in our own nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others about this plant when we feel it adds information and particularly welcome hearing from anyone who has any additional cultural recommendations that would aid others in growing it.