French lavender

Lavandula stoechas

Lavandula stoechas 'Sancho Panza'

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Park Seed
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French lavender (Lavandula stoechas)
lah-VAN-dew-lah STOY-kas
Genus:  Lavandula
This early-blooming compact shrub bears intriguing pine-cone-shaped flowers that have dark-purple bracts, or “rabbit ears.” Bloom appears from late spring to summer. The foliage is gray-green.
Care:  Requires good drainage; do not overwater. Grow at the base of a warm, sunny wall or in a container for overwintering. Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil.
Propagation:  Sow seed in containers in a cold frame in spring. Layer or take semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
Problems:  Fusarium root rot and leaf spot.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Adaptable
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Fragrant Flowers,
Fragrant Foliage,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Pink,
Purple
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Dried Flower,
Hedge
Style
Herb Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant
Type
Shrubs

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