Hazel Spanish Lavender
Hazel Spanish Lavender
Lavandula stoechas 'Larkman Hazel' Plant Patent #20,894Item #1784 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 9
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Fragrant, large, vibrant purple-blue flowers complement the gray-green finely textured foliage. Less vulnerable to falling open with age than other lavenders. Ideal for borders, cottage gardens and containers. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 30 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:lav-AN-dew-lah STOW-kassPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:4 - 24, 30 - 32Growth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 30 in. tall, 24 in. wide.Special features:Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:Gray-greenBlooms:Spring and FallFlower color:PurplePatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Design IdeasA superior plant for slopes and banks of hot dry regions. 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)
- 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 extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Prune lightly after flowering to promote next season's growth.Pruning time: fall.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreHistory:"Hazel" is named after Hazel Tildsey, a passionate lover of flowers. Inventor: Clive Larkman Nurseries, Victoria, Australia.The hybrid originates from Invercargill, New Zealand, where a seedling of Lavandula 'Marshwood' was crossed with an unknown parent. The result is a plant that is similar in appearance to 'Marshwood' when young but with flowers that are much more vibrant.Lore:Since the ancient Phoenecians and Egyptians who first utilized its oils, lavender has been central to medicine and hygiene and magic of many cultures. It was valued as a powerful fragrance since ancient times. In Europe lavender and its oil was integrated into hundreds of preparations designed to cure everything from syphilis to the bite of a mad dog. It was highly valued by the Romans in their famous baths and remains today a favorite herb and oil for soaps and other cosmetics.