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Wood Sage (Teucrium canadense)


Wood Sage, also known as American Germander, is a resilient and attractive native perennial known for its aromatic foliage and delicate spikes of lavender to pink flowers. With its graceful appearance and adaptability, Wood Sage is a versatile addition to any garden or landscape.

Growing Conditions:

- Thrives in well-drained soil with moderate fertility.

- Prefers full sun to partial shade, though it can tolerate some shade.

- Hardy in USDA zones 4-9, making it suitable for a wide range of climates.

- Drought-tolerant once established, but benefits from regular watering during dry spells, especially in hotter climates.


- Prune back spent flower spikes after blooming to encourage new growth and maintain a tidy appearance.

- Divide overcrowded clumps every 2-3 years to rejuvenate the plant and prevent it from becoming too leggy.

- Apply a layer of organic mulch in spring to conserve moisture and suppress weeds.

- Monitor for pests and diseases, such as powdery mildew or spider mites, and treat as necessary to prevent damage to the plant.

Wildlife Attraction:

- The nectar-rich flowers of Wood Sage are a magnet for pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

- Provides habitat and food for various species of butterflies and moths during their larval stage.

- The aromatic foliage is deer-resistant, making it a valuable addition to gardens in areas with high deer populations.

- Enhances biodiversity in the garden by supporting a range of pollinators and beneficial insects.

Introduce the beauty and resilience of Wood Sage to your garden – a native plant that's both attractive to wildlife and easy to care for.

Wood Sage, Teucrium canadense

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