Teucrium canadense
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Hardiness Zone: 4-9 Height: 1.5-3 feet; 0.45-0.9 metres Spread: 1.5-3 feet; 0.45-0.9 metres Sun: Full to partial sun Water: Medium Wildlife: The primary pollinators of this plant are various species of bees. Butterflies, skippers, and bee flies are also attracted to the flowers. Bloom Colour: White to Lavender and Purple Culture: Prefers moist, well-drained soils. It is easily grown in a fertile, loam. Noteworthy Characteristics: Canada Germander has a hollow, hairy, four-angled central stem that is mostly unbranched with opposite leaves. The leaf blades are lanceolate to narrow-ovate, serrated and have deep venation. They also give off an aromatic scent when they are crushed. The major stems end in flowering spikes. The flowers are white to pale lavender in colour with a darker purple path near the base of the lower lip. Flowers are later replaced by rounded, slightly hairy nutlets.