Soil: Hydric (Wet) – Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full Sun – Shade
Height: 1-2 feet
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Season: July – September
Suggested Uses: American Germander is a useful plant for shoreline restoration and large rain gardens. It can be aggressive on moist soils, but does not do well in drought. It is an excellent pollinator plant for attracting honeybees and a variety of native bees, as well as hummingbirds.
Native Range: Native throughout the majority of the contiguous U.S.
Pollinators: Bees, hummingbirds and hummingbird moths.
Flowers: The 2-lipped flowers grow in a vertical spike.
Leaves: The alternate leaves are lance-shaped and slightly toothed.
Other Names: Wood Sage, Canada Germander.
More information: USDA plant profile
Full Sun, Mesic Soil, Wet Soil, Summer Blooming, Fall Blooming, Short Height
Salt Tolerant, Attract Bees, Attract Birds, Shoreline, Erosion Control