Spanish Lavender
Lavandula dentata
Uses: Culinary/Medicinal/Aromatic Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 8-9)
(French lavender) The purple bracts that crown the tops of the flower spike is what makes Spanish lavender unique, which is why it is also called “rabbit ears”! The purple version of its raspberry coloured cousin “Kew Red Lavender”. Can tolerate more heat than the English variety and therefore a preferred choice for hot climates. Resinous aroma may not be the most suitable for culinary use, but makes a beautiful fragrant border, container plant or addition to a rock garden. Like any other variety, Spanish Lavender must be located in full sun and planted in well drained alkaline sandy soil, ideally in a raised bed or rock garden as it is prone to root rot if conditions are too wet. After the second year of growth, begin pruning once or twice a year, cutting back a third of its foliage. This will help maintain its shape, leaf and flower production as well as prevent woodyness. Height 10-24 inches.
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