Also called French or Butterfly Lavender. This is an outstanding compact selection, with fragrant grey-green leaves that form a bushy, evergreen mound. Unusual purple spikes of flowers hold waving mauve petals from the top.
Excellent in mixed containers, as well as a hot, sunny border. Hardier than other forms, but also easily wintered indoors.
Drought tolerant once established.
Flowers are attractive to butterflies.
Info source: perennielas.com
Genus - Lavandula
Species - Stoechas
Variety - French
Common name - Butterfly Lavender
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 6 - 9
Height - 0,30 - 0,45 m
Spread - 0,30 - 0,45 m
Plant type - Perennial
Vegetation type - Evergreen
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Medium
Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil type - Sandy, loamy, clay, well drained
Water requirements - Average, moist
Landscape uses - Excellent in mixed containers, as well as a hot, sunny border.
Bloom season - Early to late summer
Leaf / Flower color - Grey Green / Lilac, purple
Sow Lavender seeds from February to July on the surface of moist seed compost. Cover lightly (1-2 mm) with vermiculite or soil.
Germinate in a propagator or warm room at +20-+25C. Keep soil moist till germination.
Short cold and moist stratification at +2-+4C can increase germination rate and speed.
Seedlings appear in 20-50 days.
Remove cover then seedlings appear. Grow on at ~+15C.
Transplant when large enough in to 10 cm individual pots.Transplant in to permanent position after the last frost 30 cm apart.
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