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botanical name:
Lavandula stoechas 'Melanie'
Lavandula stoechas 'Melanie' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  French lavender
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 0.50m
width: 0.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: violet
main season: Summer
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
description:
Dwarf compact habit, aromatic grey-green foliage and flowerheads with small yellow centred, blue-purple flowers topped by violet bracts. Long flowering period.

cultivation:
Not very hardy, in cold locations best planted in containers and kept frost free in winter. Well drained soil in sun.
Trim after flowering.

propagation:
From cuttings.

other notes:
Bred by Van Heesbeen Cultures B.V., Netherlands
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