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Lavandula 'Fat Head'
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common name: French lavender
synonyms: Lavandula stoechas 'Fat Head', Lavandula stoechas x viridis 'Fathead'
shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -6°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
Large deep purple flower spikes topped by plum purple feathery bracts, from late spring to early autumn. Narrow, aromatic, grey-green leaves.
Well drained neutral to alkaline soil and full sun. Dead-head regularly to prolong flowering.
Good for containers, border edges and for low informal hedges.
Can be used as a culinary herb.