Javelin Forte™ Deep Purple Spanish Lavender
Lavandula stoechas 'LABZ0004' PP #27,493
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||lav-AN-dew-lah STOW-kass|
|Lore||The lavenders have been grown in Europe long before Linnaeus's time and he named both this genus and species. Lavandula is derived from the Latin verb lavo or lavandus - to wash, because the Romans used it extensively in their ablutions and it was often used for fragrance in their famous baths. It has remained a widely cultivated crop for the oil that adds fragrance to perfumes and cosmetics. Many lavenders thrive in the arid West, but some varieties are best grown as annuals or container plants in the South, as they do not thrive in areas of high humidity, however Lavendula dentata and L. Stoechas are exceptions. Spanish lavenders are great for cut and dried flower arrangements.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 14 to 20 in. tall, 12 to 18 in. wide.|
|Design Ideas||A superior plant for Mediterranean climates treated as shrub or perennial. Preference for well drained soil makes a good candidate for hot, dry slopes and banks. Rugged enough for rock gardens in warm climates 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. An indispensable component of herb gardens.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic, Xeric|
|Growth Habit||Mounding, Rounded|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Hillside, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Profuse Summer Color|
Thrives in lean, loose, fast-draining, slightly alkaline soil with a gravel mulch. Plant with crowns slightly above soil level. Water regularly during first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Prune lightly after flowering to promote next season's growth.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7 - 9