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Lavandula stoechas

To swap with Christine Bates

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A must in flower borders to give a country feel

Pot Size
0.5 litres

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Plant Finder: about Lavandula stoechas

Common names

French lavender, Butterfly lavender, Lavender


Lavandula stoechas (French lavender). This species has very striking flowers, It is a small neat shrub. The leaves are pine-scented with narrow silvery green leaves. In late spring and summer it is covered with spikes of deep purple flowers. You should cut back each spring just above the previous year's point of growth.


They will prefer full sun with fertile, well-drained soil; they will thrive in both acidic and alkaline soils. You can propagate from seeds or cuttings in the summer.

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden, border, fragrance, container, cutting bed Summer interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Lavandula stoechas | Street, Somerset, BA16 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterDry

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