Winter Bee Spanish Lavender
Lavandula stoechas 'Winter Bee' PP #20,840
Pronunciation: lav-AN-dew-lah STOW-kass
|Description||A robust, floriferous Spanish lavender with fine, dense, gray-green foliage and primary stems as well as side branches that produce rich dark purple, fragrant flowers, creating a fuller, even showier display than others. Withstands hot, humid conditions as well as cold, wet weather very well. A great easy-care evergreen shrub for sunny borders and gardens.|
|Watering||Let soil go almost dry between waterings.|
|Blooms||Mid-spring through midsummer|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 20 to 28 in. tall, 18 to 36 in. wide.|
|Special Features||Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Waterwise|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hillside|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Rose (Rosa); Coneflower (Echinacea); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)|
|Care||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.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9
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