Lavandula stoechas
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Lavandula stoechas

French lavender
Spanish lavender

  family lamiaceae 
  genus lavandula 

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Genus  Lavandula Species  stoechas Variety  Cultivar  Common names  French lavender   Spanish lavender Family  LAMIACEAE Specimen number  S11390 Data source  CrscntBlm;HtZn p133
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Depends on climate Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  1' - 3' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water  Dry, well drained Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Soil pH 07-08 USDA hardiness  USDA zones 05a-10b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 12-07 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  1 gallon Garden location  Double path garden Garden notes  Apiarists will like this plant because it attracts bees. Lavandula stoechas can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -20� Fahrenheit. Spanish lavender (also known as French lavender) needs summer days with high heat. Full sun is best for growing this plant. It needs soil that is dry, well drained.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities  Attracts bees Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  fragrant foliage Fragrance parts  Stems   Leaves Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Lavandula stoechas is a woody perennial. Leaves: Spanish lavender (locally known in some parts as French lavender) has woolly leaves. Flowers: This plant has cone shaped dense clusters of tiny blossoms. Blossoms appear in May and continue through August. The flowers are most often a purple color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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