Otto Quast Spanish Lavender
Lavandula stoechas 'Otto Quast'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||lav-AN-dew-lah STOW-kass|
|Lore||Lavender has been a favorite plant and fragrance for the bath since Roman times. It is equally popular today for cut sprigs and dried aromatics in the home.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 20 to 28 in. tall, 18 to 36 in. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Mid-Spring through Midsummer|
|Design Ideas||Spanish Lavender's rangy shape and thicker flower heads make a bolder statement than its less-rugged relatives. A great filler for shrub beds, as edging or in a clump of three to five. Cluster next to landscape boulders to make them appear more natural or near columns and fence posts to soften the transition. Excellent for rock gardens and slopes.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic, Xeric|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Hillside, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well, 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.|
|Companion Plants||Fountain Grass (Pennisetum); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Rose Mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos); Rose (Rosa); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)|
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