|Used in soaps, perfumes, sachets, and even fine varnishes, Lavender has been popular for centuries. Its strong fragrance makes it good for scented crafts. The spiky flowers are usually purple or lavender, but there are white and pink forms. Grown in herb or Mediterranean-style gardens as hedges or edging, these gray-green shrubs need little care or water. Good companion plant to Cistus, Helianthemum, Nepeta, Santolina, and others that grow in similar conditions. Shear back flower stalks when blooms die. Where Lavenders do not overwinter, grow them in containers that can be brought indoors during the cold period. Because they seed themselves freely and cross-breed with other plants, new varieties appear often.
Its spikes are short and fat with two or three purple flaglike petals on top. Blooms year-round in mild coastal climates. 'Otto Quast' Lavender has larger top petals. Plant in containers.
Attributes - Lavandula stoechas
Plant Type: Shrub
Bloom Season: Late Spring through Mid Fall
Flower Color: Purple
Height: 1 ft. 6 in. to 3 ft.
Width: 2 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Fragrant, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance.
Lavandula, Lavandula angustifolia, Lavandula angustifolia 'Dutch', Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote', Lavandula angustifolia 'Lady', Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead', Lavandula dentata, Lavandula x intermedia 'du Provence', Lavandula multifida