Botanical Name: Lavandula stoechas Add
Common Name: Spanish Lavender  
Plant photo of: Lavandula stoechas
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub, Perennial, Herb


Height Range



Flower Color

Blue, Lavender, Purple


Flower Season

Spring, Summer


Leaf Color

Grey Green, Grey


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half





Growth Rate

Fast, Moderate


Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH



Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees

Design Styles

English Cottage, Mediterranean, Seascape, Spanish


Accenting Features

Fragrance, Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer


Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Shrub Border, Parking Strip, Park, Parking Lot, Raised Planter, Walkways, With Rocks


Special Uses

Container, Filler, Mass Planting, Fire Resistant


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor
Photographer: Susan Frommer
  • Description

  • Notes

This dense shrub grows 2'-3' tall with blue gray foliage and deep purple flowers that have large showy bracts near the top of the spikes. It is drought tolerant .
Planting: 1. Dig a hole 1" less the depth and 2 times the width of the container. 2. Fill hole with water, let soak. 3. Set root ball in hole. 4. Fill hole halway with native soil and water. 5. Finish backfilling hole, build basin and water.