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Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)

Lavandula stoechas

Lavandula stoechas 'Sancho Panza'

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Lavandula stoechas lah-VAN-dew-lah STOY-kas Common Name: French lavender 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.
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Light Full Sun Only
Moisture Adaptable
Tolerance Deer Tolerant
Characteristics Attracts Butterflies; Fragrant Flowers; Fragrant Foliage; Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Summer
Flower Color Pink Flower; Purple/ Lavender Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Container, Dried Flower, Hedge
Style Herb Garden, Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest
Type Shrubs

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