• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slowly reaches 12 to 18 in. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Aromatic Foliage and Flowers
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:la-VAN-dew-la an-gus-ti-FO-li-a
    Plant type:Shrub
    Sunset climate zones:2 - 24
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slowly reaches 12 to 18 in. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleCottage, Mediterranean
    Design IdeasA superior plant for hot, dry slopes and banks. Rugged enough for rock gardens in warm climates and natural rocky outcroppings where it is likely to naturalize. Exceptional component of Mediterranean style gardens both formal and casual. With similar requirements as western natives, it is suitable for xeriscape or wild gardens in dry climates. Suited to traditional mixed borders with perennials and flowering shrubs. Performs in large artistic pots and particularly beautiful in classical style with antique finish.
    Companion PlantsBlack-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Rose (Rosa); Coneflower (Echinacea); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in lean, sandy, fast draining soil with a slightly alkaline pH. Prefers a gravel mulch. Follow a regular schedule of deep waterings during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce watering frequency once established. Remove spent flowers to encourage continued bloom.Pruning time: spring, every 2-3 years, to promote robust new growth.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.


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