French Lavender
Lavandula stoechas
Uses: Culinary/Medicinal/Aromatic Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 8-9)
When to Sow: Spring/Anytime Ease of Germination: Moderate
(Spanish lavender) Unique for its long bracts which crown the top of the deep purple inflorescence. Light aroma is highlighted by a camphor - rosemary undertones. Rosemary like leaves are used for essential oil production. Can be used as other lavenders, for potpourri and in sachets. Although the French variety is not as hardy as other varieties, it has a lengthy blooming season which begins earlier than others. Pollinator friendly & deer resistant! Like any other variety, French Lavender must be located in full sun and planted in well drained alkaline sandy soil, ideally in a raised bed or rock garden as they are prone to root rot if conditions are too wet. Perfect for borders, rock gardens and containers. After the second year of growth, begin pruning once or twice a year, cutting back a third of its foliage. This will help maintain their shape, leaf and flower production as well as prevent woodyness. Ht up to 2 feet.
P3635 Plants $3.75/ea, $9.00/3 plants, $28.80/12 plants
S3635 Seeds $4.25/pkt
  S3635 Bulk Seeds   SOLD OUT $12.00/10g, $88.00/100g
Currency: United States Dollar

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