Teucrium hircanicum - Iranian Wood Sage
15 seeds open pollinated seeds from our gardens for $4.00.
This perennial species of Germander or Wood Sage looks more like a Speedwell in appearance, with tapering spikes of deep pink to magenta-purple blooms forming in mid to late summer, over a lush mound of fragrant green leaves. In my garden I have found it prefers a bit of afternoon shade. Teucrium hircanicum prefers well drained soil and is almost pest and disease free. It is a perfect architectural feature for meadow and cottage gardens. Cut back after flowering to keep compact. The flowers bring in beneficial insects and make wonderful cut flowers. Plants grow to 60cm and can be divided in spring. Hardy to -10C.
Sow the seeds during autumn or spring on the surface of lightly firmed, moist seed compost in pots or trays. Seeds must be sown thinly. Do not cover the very small seeds, but tightly press them into the compost. Water from the base of the tray. Place in a propagator or warm place, preferably at 15 to 20°C. Keep the compost moist but not wet at all times. Germination occurs 5 to 10 days after planting. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.