Propagating Germander
Answered by: Conrad Richter
Question from: Suzanne, Potter Hill School Historical Gardens
Posted on: July 18, 2003

Recently, I ordered a plug tray of germander for a school historical garden project. the plants are doing quite well, but we don’t have enough and don’t have the money to order more. I think they are propagated by cuttings and since we do have a greenhouse available to us, I was wondering if you would be so kind as to let us know how we might propagate some more plants from those that we have.

The regular green germander, Teucrium chamaedrys, is propagated by seeds and cuttings. The silver germander, Teucrium fruticans, is only progagated by cuttings. Germander seeds are somewhat slow and sporadic to germinate, but a 2-3 packets of seeds should give you a few hundred plants by next spring. Tom Debaggio’s book, "Growing Herbs from Seed, Cutting & Root" (available from Richters) is an excellent reference on herb propagation.

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