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Spanish/French Lavender stoechas in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Lavandula stoechas

 

Spanish/French Lavender stoechas

A very popular lavender from the Mediterranean region, with small cone shaped dark purple flowers, topped with pretty purple bract, standing proud on long stems. This plant prefers plenty of sun and well drained soil and so in cooler climates is often best suited to container growing. Prefers alkaline/chalky soil and will not last as long in over moist or acidic soil. Very bee friendly.

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plant Features
  • Spanish/French Lavender stoechas likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Spanish/French Lavender stoechas likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Spanish/French Lavender stoechas is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Spanish/French Lavender stoechas likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Spanish/French Lavender stoechas

Latin name

Lavandula stoechas

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Lamiaceae

ph

6.7 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Spanish/French Lavender stoechas likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Spanish/French Lavender stoechas is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Spanish/French Lavender stoechas likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Spanish/French Lavender stoechas likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Spanish/French Lavender stoechas is 0.75meters x 0.60meters 0.75 M 0.60 M

Lavandula stoechas

A very popular lavender from the Mediterranean region, with small cone shaped dark purple flowers, topped with pretty purple bract, standing proud on long stems. This plant prefers plenty of sun and well drained soil and so in cooler climates is often best suited to container growing. Prefers alkaline/chalky soil and will not last as long in over moist or acidic soil. Very bee friendly.


Flowering

From Early Summer TO Late Summer

Long lasting lilac flowers, are dense and appear on long stems. Lovely as a informal edging or small hedging plant. Bees love them.

 

Planting

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Ideally you want to plant Lavender between late spring / early summer. If not planting in the ground you can plant it in a pot but make sure it's a decent sized pot (over 30cm diameter) and it's well drained.

 

Propagation by seed Spring

From Mid Spring TO Mid Spring

Sow seed under glass in Spring.

 

Propagation by seed Spring

From Mid Spring TO Mid Spring

Sow seed under glass in Spring.

 

Propagation by seed Spring

From Late Spring TO Late Spring

Sow seed into directly into flowering position in late Spring.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Mid Summer TO Early Autumn

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well, they must remain moist till rooted, place under glass but in semi shade.

 
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