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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
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.

From cuttings.

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