Otto Quast Spanish Lavender

Lavandula stoechas 'Otto Quast'

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05736
Fragrant, rich royal purple flower spikes rise above the dense mound of fine, gray-green foliage, providing months of seasonal color. A wonderfully rugged and fuss-free choice for borders and gardens that will tackle summer heat and drought with grace. An excellent choice for an accent in sunny borders and rock gardens. Evergreen.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationlav-AN-dew-lah STOW-kass
LoreLavender 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 MaturityModerate growing; reaches 20 to 28 in. tall, 18 to 36 in. wide.
Bloom TimeMid-Spring through Midsummer
Design IdeasSpanish 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Hillside, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsFountain 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

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