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Lavandula stoechas 'Melanie'
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common name: French lavender
shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
Dwarf compact habit, aromatic grey-green foliage and flowerheads with small yellow centred, blue-purple flowers topped by violet bracts. Long flowering period.
Not very hardy, in cold locations best planted in containers and kept frost free in winter. Well drained soil in sun.
Trim after flowering.
Bred by Van Heesbeen Cultures B.V., Netherlands