Spanish Lavender (Lavandula stoechas) in the Lavenders Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Plant Height: 15-24 inches (45-60 cm)
Plant Spread: 15-20 inches (40-50 cm)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
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
Butterflies
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
Division
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
Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Location: La Crescenta, CADate: 2016-12-20
By JulieB
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Location: Glendale, AZDate: 2019-03-19Lavender (Lavandula stoechas)
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Location: OregonDate: spring 2012
By duane456
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Location: My garden in Gent, BelgiumDate: 2010-06-16
By bonitin
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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: 2014-04-03
By dave
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Location: My garden in Gent, BelgiumDate: 2007-04-20
By bonitin
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Attribution: Fir0002/Flagstaffotos
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Location: My garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2014-07-02
By bonitin
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2016-04-24
By Joy
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2008-06-11
By Joy
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Date: 2013-04-15
By Paul2032
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Location: SpainPhoto by Xemenendura
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Photo by Gabriella C. Marino
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Location: western OregonDate: spring 2014
By duane456
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Photo courtesy of Fir0002/Flagstaffotos, Wikimedia Commons
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Date: 2015-04-01
By Paul2032
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Location: Philo, CaliforniaDate: 2015-04-18
By janwax
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Location: So califDate: 2019-04-06
By shalyn
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Location: Lincolnshire, England, UKDate: May 31, 2008 3:32 AMFrench lavender, known as Spanish lavender in the USA
By okus
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Location: Arbor Gate Nursery, Tomball, TXDate: 2013-10-05
By jon
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Comments:
Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on May 9, 2012 4:52 PM

Valuable source of nectar and pollen for honey bees.

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Plant Events from our members
lovesblooms On February 14, 2017 Seeds germinated
lovesblooms On February 9, 2017 Seeds sown
indoors
lovesblooms On March 30, 2015 Seeds germinated
lovesblooms On January 29, 2015 Seeds sown
winter sown
thomas From February 26, 2016 to March 22, 2016 Bloomed
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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What type of lavender is this? by evaandmarley Nov 22, 2019 2:20 AM 5
Can I plant catmint in my iris? by Frillylily Aug 24, 2018 9:46 PM 23
Lavender plant? by blujeans1008 May 5, 2018 3:57 PM 12
All buds. No flowers? by tago Apr 21, 2018 7:56 PM 10
What did you do in the Iris garden today? by Paul2032 Dec 11, 2019 10:07 PM 17,450
Lavender by gmclyde Mar 10, 2015 3:18 PM 2
Spanish Lavender (US) (Lavandula stoechas) by klc Mar 6, 2015 4:10 PM 6

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