General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 15-24 inches (45-60 cm)
Plant Spread: 15-20 inches (40-50 cm)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Other: can cause allergic reactions
Propagation: Seeds: Depth to plant seed: cover the seeds very thin
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Plant lavender seeds beginning in summer and through the fall months. Slow to germinate, lavender seeds require patience. It will take about eight weeks for the seeds to develop enough to transplant to their final location.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: Cut tender shoots that are around 2-4 in long with around 3-5 nodes. Avoid woody stems. Cut just below the last node.
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Common names
  • Spanish Lavender
  • Butterfly Lavender
  • Lavender
  • French Lavender

Photo Gallery
Location: Southern Pines, NC (Boyd House garden)
Date: April 9, 2023
Spanish Lavender # 201 nn; LHB p. 851, 176-5-2; MBG, "Genus name,
Location: La Crescenta, CA
Date: 2016-12-20
Location: Glendale, AZ
Date: 2019-03-19
Lavender (Lavandula stoechas)
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2023-05-26
Location: Bea’s Garden
Date: 2023
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: April 2020
Bee magnet
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2023-06-14
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: April 2020
Deep purple color
Location: Oregon
Date: spring 2012
Location: Bea’s  garden
Date: 2023-06-14
Location: Chelsea flower show     London England
Date: 1970   summer
Lavandula stoechas     Glorious blooms
Location: My garden in Belgium
Date: 2009-08-01
Location: Fairfax, VA | December 2022
Date: 2022-12-03
Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2014-04-03
Location: My garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2014-07-02
Location: My garden in Gent, Belgium
Date: 2010-06-16
Location: Philo, California
Date: 2015-04-18
Location: Southern Pines, NC (Boyd House garden)
Date: April 9, 2023
Spanish Lavender # 201 nn; LHB p. 851, 176-5-2; MBG, "Genus name,
Location: Kalama, Wa
Date: 2016-04-24
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: My garden in Gent, Belgium
Date: 2007-04-20

Attribution: Fir0002/Flagstaffotos
Uploaded by thomas
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2021-10-10
Location: western Oregon
Date: spring 2014

Date: 2015-04-01
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2008-06-11
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)

Date: 2013-04-15

Photo courtesy of Fir0002/Flagstaffotos, Wikimedia Commons
Location: Spain
Photo by Xemenendura

Photo by Gabriella C. Marino
Location: So calif
Date: 2019-04-06
Location: Fairfax, VA | September 2022
Date: 2022-09-10
Location: western Oregon
Date: 2015-12-20
Location: Lincolnshire, England, UK
Date: May 31, 2008 3:32 AM
French lavender, known as Spanish lavender in the USA

Date: 2014-03-04

Date: 2014-03-04

Date: 2013-04-15

Date: 2013-04-15
Location: Arbor Gate Nursery, Tomball, TX
Date: 2013-10-05
  • Uploaded by jon
Location: Fairfax, VA | July, 2022
Date: 2022-07-22
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  • Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on May 9, 2012 4:52 PM concerning plant:
    Valuable source of nectar and pollen for honey bees.
Plant Events from our members
lovesblooms On February 14, 2017 Seeds germinated
lovesblooms On February 9, 2017 Seeds sown
lovesblooms On March 30, 2015 Seeds germinated
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winter sown
thomas From February 26, 2016 to March 22, 2016 Bloomed
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