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Scientific Name: Lavandula stoechas
Pronunciation: luh-VAN-dew-luh STOW-kass
Common Name: French lavender, Spanish lavender
Family Name: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Key ID Features: Leaves linear, entire, silverish; flowers in a tight spike-like verticillaster with a flush of purple petals out of the top.
Course(s): HORT 2355, Level 3 Apprenticeship


Habit: Spreading, Upright
Form: Mounded, Round
Texture: Fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Growth Rate:Slow
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Rating: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Attract birds, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Dried flower or fruit, Dryland (no watering), Fragrance, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Herb, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Sheared hedge, Small garden/space, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google Images. Wikipedia. Cultivars shown or on campus may include L. 'Silver Anouk' and L. 'Otto Quast'.
French lavender, Spanish lavender
 
 
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite, Sessile
Texture/ Venation: Pinnate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Tomentose
Colour in Summer: Silver / Grayish
Colour in Fall: Silver / Grayish
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear
Apices: Rounded
Bases: Truncate
Margins: Entire

 
 
Inflorescence Type: Spike-like, Verticillaster
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Salverform
Colour (petals): Showy, Purple
Flower Time at Peak: Jul, Aug

 
Fruit Type: Nut
Fruit Colour:
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Not showy, nutlets enclosed in a persistent calyx

 
Bark or Stem Colour:
  

Propagation: Seed, Cuttings
Plant Care:
Maintenance:Medium
Other:Best replaced every 3 to 4 years.
Pest Susceptibility: Fungal leaf spot, Root rot, Scale insects, Crown rot, Rust, Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant
 
Location(s):
(CGW) Community Garden West
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