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Lavandula x heterophylla - Lavender
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) (Mints)
Origin: Mediterranean (Europe)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Blue Violet
Bloomtime: Year-round
Synonyms: [ L. x allardii?]
Parentage: (Lavandula dentata x angustifolia)
Height: 4-5 feet
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Lavandula x heterophylla (Lavender) - This is a very upright-growing, green linear-foliaged shrub, growing to 4 feet tall by as wide. Dark violet-blue flower spikes rise one to two feet above the green foliage. The fine and narrow blooms are arranged in whorls on the stems. This is a very reliable bloomer. It is hardy to 20 F. Current thought is that this plant may actually be L. x allardii as the true L. x heterophylla is shorter and has dentate lower leaves with smooth upper ones. Either way, this plant is one of the toughest lavenders that we grow. The flowers of this lavender are not recommended for human consumption.  This description is based on our research and the observations we have made of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Lavandula x heterophylla.
 
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