Lavandula stoechas subsp. pedunculata


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Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour



Aromatic foliage



Skill level


Lavandula stoechas subsp. pedunculata

Plant details

Lavender is one of the most popular small garden shrubs. Plants have narrow, oily and aromatic evergreen leaves and bear dense spikes of small tubular flowers in summer.

Lavandula stoechas subsp. pedunculata is commonly referred to as French lavender. It’s an aromatic dwarf shrub with narrow, greyish leaves, and bears dense, oval heads of small purple flowers topped with with a tuft of purple bracts.

For best results, grow Lavandula stoechas subsp. pedunculata in well-drained soil in full sun. Cut back the flower stalks after they have finished, and then trim back plants in April, if necessary.

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Lavandula

Species: stoechas subsp. pedunculata

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: Lavender

Foliage colour: Grey

Feature: Aromatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline, Dry, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to take cuttings: April to August

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