July and August
6 to 8 in.
12 to 18 in.
eastern north America
USDA zones 5-9
hardy to 7,000 ft.
Canada germander is a groundcover that spreads by underground stems. It has shiny, dark green leaves that are held on upright, unbranched stalks.
In July, it grows short, upright spikes of purplish-pink flowers. Because it spreads, it can effectively create a solid groundcover over time.
Canada germander has been one of the best performing ground covers ever grown at the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden. Its deep green color, aggressive spreading, drought-tolerance and bright flowers cause it to be highly recommended.
Cut back old leaves, stems, and flower stalks in late winter. Larger areas can be mowed.