French Lavander

A variety with large flowers !
Common name : French Lavander
Scientific name : Lavandula stoechas
Family : Lamiaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
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Small pots
This species is more fragile than common lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), as it is less winter hardy - but harsher and more resinous in its oils. Like other lavenders, it is associated with hot, dry, sunny conditions in alkaline soils - however, it tolerates a range of situations, though it may be short-lived. Selected forms are grown as ornamental plants. The cultivar 'Willow Vale' has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

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Flowering

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Harvestint

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Caracteristics

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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 6a
Height 30 - 60
pH 6 - 7

Identify my french lavander

Lavender is a dicotyledon shrub in the Lamiaceae family and the Lavandula genus whose flowers are often mauve or purple and arranged in ears. Most species are very fragrant and are largely used in the perfume industry. It is a honey-producing plant that is very sought after by bees! We distinguish between 4 species: Lavandula angustifolia, or true lavender, originally used in perfumeries, Lavandula latifolia, or spike lavender with a more camphor scent, Lavandula ├Ś intermedia, a hybrid of the first two which is predominantly cultivated today, and finally Lavandula stoechas, or French lavender, or topped lavender, a wild lavender with large unusual flowers.

Plant my french lavander

Lavender enjoys almost anywhere in France and countries with a temperate climate as long as it has a lot of sunlight. Plant it in autumn or possibly in spring. Choose a sunny spot and a rather chalky and well-drained soil: lavender hates to have cold feet! If your soil is too claylike, mix it with sand to lighten it.

Water my french lavander

Lavender demands water only during the first weeks after planting, during high heat periods, and even more often if it's potted. Know that it handles a lack of water better than too much water!

Prune my french lavander

In February-March, cut down a few inches from the previous year's growth, so as to keep lavender in a compact shape Never cut too short on the defoliated wood, because in this case it might not grow again : instead, cut the soft wood.

Reap my french lavander

After flowering, you can cut the flower stems - and keep them for months or even years after drying them : hang small bouquets in a dark and dry area.

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