• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing 12 to 18 in. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Waterwise
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:la-VAN-dew-la an-gus-ti-FO-li-a
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:2 - 24
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing 12 to 18 in. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Blooms:Summer
    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. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prefers a gravel mulch. Shear spent flowers for 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.