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Products > Lavandula stoechas Passionne PP15,208 ['Lavsts 08']
Lavandula stoechas Passionne PP15,208 ['Lavsts 08'] - Passionne Spanish Lavender

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) (Mints)
Origin: Mediterranean (Europe)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Purple
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 0-10 F
Lavandula stoechas Passionne PP15,208 [ 'Lavsts 08'] (Passionne Spanish Lavender) - This is a small, compact lavender that grows to 16-20 inches (40-50cm) tall and wide with dark flower spikes topped by burgundy-purple bracts. It blooms most of the year with the strongest flowering from April to August. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil. This plant is relatively drought tolerant and only requires occasional irrigation; hardy to 5 degrees F. The flowers of this lavender are not recommended for human consumption. This Lavandula stoechas cultivar was the result of the pollination between two unpatented Lavandula stoechas varieties. It was discovered in cultivation in Canterbury, New Zealand in 1997 by Virginia McNaughton, the author of "The Essential Lavender" and New Zealand's leading authority on Lavender. This plant was selected for its distinct and unique low, compact, bushy growth habit and lush green foliage, dark violet spike color and the burgundy-purple-colored sterile bracts (bunny ears). It was granted US Patent PP15,208 under the name 'Lavsts 08' on October 5, 2004 and is being marketed in the US as Lavandula stoechas Passionne. In the book "The Genus Lavendula" by Tim Upson and Susyn Andrews, this plant is listed as a cultivar of Lavandula stoechas forma rosea. We grew this plant from 2004 to 2008. 

This information about Lavandula stoechas Passionne PP15,208 ['Lavsts 08'] displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.