With Love Lavender
With Love Lavender
Lavandula stoechas ssp. pedunculata 'Bentley' Plant Patent #22,709Item #8669 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 10
Exquisite pink flowers with very long 'wings' above a small inflorescence are held tightly just above the soft, gray-green foliage. Grows in a nice, compact, mounding habit, offering superior heat tolerance and a longer bloom season than most. Excellent disease resistance. A show-stopper for a border accent, mass planting, or containers. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 18 to 20 in. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:lav-AN-dew-lah STOW-kass pen-DUNK-u-la-taPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:RoundedGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 18 to 20 in. tall and wide.Special features:Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Compact Form, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Improved Disease Resistance, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:Gray-greenBlooms:Blooms in flushes, spring through summer.Flower color:Purplish-pinkPatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Design IdeasBeautiful as an accent for patio or garden, grouped in sunny borders or along pathways.Companion PlantsBlack-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Rose (Rosa); Coneflower (Echinacea); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)
- CareCare InformationThrives 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.Pruning time: fall, after flowering.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreHistory:This new cultivar was patented in 2012 by Howard Bentley, who along with Steve Eggleton conducts a renowned Australian breeding program that focuses on introducing quality new ornamental plants with outstanding garden performance. This cultivar is the result of a controlled self-pollination of an unnamed, unpatented variety of L. stoechas. Parents of the unnamed parent variety are the result of cross-pollination of L. stoechas 'Kew Red' (unpatented) as the female parent, and L. stoechas 'Pukehou' (unpatented) as the male. Cross-pollination of the grandparent plants took place in Park Orchards, Victoria, Australia in November 2001. From this cross the F1 generation was grown to flowering maturity, self-pollinated and the seed was sown. From these seedlings a selection was made of the seedling now referred to as 'Bentley', in a research nursery in Wonga Park, Australia. This cultivar is characterized by large red-purple terminal bracts, a broad flower spike and a bushy, compact growth habit.
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