Teucrium canadense

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Wood-sage, Canadian Germander

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Plant Specifics

Size:2-3 ft
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Pink,blue,lavender
Phenology:Winter dormant. Forms large patches. Blooms spring-fall.
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Moist wildflower garden. Makes a good mass planting on the edge of a pond or ditch.
Considerations:This plant will spread to form a large colony in moist areas. Plant where this is an asset.
Propagation:Seed. Division. Seeds are available through the Florida Wildflowers Growers Cooperative.
Availability:Native nurseries, Seed, Specialty providers
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)
Moisture Tolerance: Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Tolerant of inundation with brackish water
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
Soil or other substrate:Loam, Organic material (muck), Sand
Soil pH:Adaptable



Occasionally visited by humminbirds (Wikipedia)


Pollinators include bumblebees, honey bees, digger bees, cuckoo bees and megachilid bees. 

Nectar plant for butterflies and (occasionally) hummingbord moths (Wikipedia).

Flowers are also visited by flies.

Native Habitats:Swamps, floodplains, marshes, wet meadows, wet pastures, margins of lakes and ponds, cypress domes, ditches, disturbed sites.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures