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Lavandula stoechas
Lavandula stoechas
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Lavandula stoechas

Spanish Lavender

USDA Zone: 8-9

Plant number: 1.315.120

Also called French or Butterfly Lavender. This is an interesting species, with fragrant light-green leaves that form a bushy, evergreen mound. Unusual chubby deep-purple spikes bear waving magenta petals from the top. Excellent in mixed containers, as well as a hot, sunny border. May be wintered indoors in cold regions. Drought tolerant once established. Flowers are attractive to butterflies. Shear plants back by about 1/3 in spring to force compact, bushy growth.

Further details for
Lavandula stoechas

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.