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Products > Lavandula stoechas 'Otto Quast'
 
Lavandula stoechas 'Otto Quast' - Spanish Lavender
   
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) (Mints)
Origin: Mediterranean (Europe)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Purple
Bloomtime: Year-round
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 0-10 F
Lavandula stoechas 'Otto Quast' (Spanish Lavender) - This selection forms a dense 1 to 2 foot tall by 2 to 3 foot wide shrub. It has gray-green 1 inch long lanceolate leaves and short unbranched inflorescences bearing tight flower spikes of small purple flowers crowned by several 1 inch or larger purple petal-like bracts-(the bloom reminds some of a small purple pineapple). It blooms most of the year with 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. Found in the early 1980s by Otto Quast of Point Reyes California and first introduced by Homestead Nursery in Santa Rosa California California.  The information about Lavandula stoechas 'Otto Quast' displayed on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources we consider reliable. We will also relate those observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others and welcome hearing from anyone who has additional information, particularly when they share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.
 
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