This fabulously fragrant Mediterranean native produces vibrant reddish purple flowers, with heavy spring bloom and a more modest rebloom in fall. Gray-green foliage is fine textured and densely packed.
Border, Container. A superior plant for slopes and banks of hot dry regions. Rugged enough for rock gardens in warm climates and natural rocky outcroppings where it is likely to naturalize. Exceptional component of Mediterranean style gardens both formal and casual. With similar requirements as western natives, it is suitable for xeriscape or wild gardens in dry climates. Suited to traditional mixed borders with perennials and flowering shrubs. Performs in large artistic pots and particularly beautiful in classical style with antique finish.
Lavenders are best matched with other Mediterranean plants with similar requirements such as Chamallow Bush Mallow, (Lavatera x clementii 'Inovera'), Navajo Dark Purple Autumn Sage, (Salvia greggii 'Navajo Dark Purple'), Tom Thumb Compact Lantana, (Lantana camara 'Monike') and Tiny Tower Italian Cypress, (Cupressus sempervirens 'Monshel'). For a feast of aromatic fragrance, plant with BBQ Rosemary, (Rosmarinus officinalis 'BBQ'), Lavendercotton, (Santolina chamaecyparissus) and First Snow Asian Jasmine, (Trachelospermum asiaticum 'First Snow').
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.