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Products > Lavandula x heterophylla
 
Lavandula x heterophylla - Sweet 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
Summer Dry: 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.  The information on this page is based on the research that we have conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from what we have found on reliable online sources, as well as from observations made of our crops of this plant growing in the nursery and of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Lavandula x heterophylla.
 
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