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Teucrium massiliense is a deciduous shrub that can grow up to 1.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Europe - W. Mediterranean.
Succeeds in any moderately good well-drained soil in full sun[
]. Requires an alkaline soil[
Plants are sub-shrubs, retaining a woody base but the stems often dying back in the winter[
Plants are well-suited to the border edge, tolerating light clipping[
Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[
The plant is used as a tea substitute[
Seed - sow spring in a cold frame and only just cover the seed[
]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out in the summer if they are large enough. Otherwise, grow them on in a cold frame for the winter and plant them out in the following spring.
Division in early spring[
]. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is best to pot up smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a greenhouse or cold frame until they are growing away well. Plant them out in the summer or the following spring.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood, mid summer in a frame[