Friday, July 10, 2009

Spanish Lavender, Lavandula Stoechas ‘Otto Quast’

Spanish lavenders don't mind acid soils, light watering will encourage root to establish during the first year. After a year, water it once a week until it is over 100º, then water them more frequently. Don't mulch the trunk, use pebbles/ small garden rocks to replace mulch. Test the soil for dryness down to a depth of at least an inch. Spanish lavenders love the radiant heat, bloom during summer, trim off the dead blooms as it will help shape the bush and encourage new growth/ blooms.

2-3 Ft
Characteristics: Full Sun, evergreen, drought tolerant when established
Hardiness: Perennial in zones 8-11
Uses: Dried Flower, ornamentalThis is my 1 year old Spanish lavenders
Spanish Lavender - Lavandula stoechas ‘Otto Quast’

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee)
Lavandula stoechas 'Hazel'


  1. They look so healthy and nice. When they bloom I am sure that they will look really beautiful ;-) Now I am wondering how big is your garden... coz I see that you really have a lot of plants (flowers and vegetables) and not forgetting the nice pond and the fountain. Enjoy the weekend VueJardin!

  2. Stephanie,
    The Spanish Lavender is in the front garden, all my vegetables are on the backyard. We enjoy the fountain pond, but don't have to maintain it because it is part of the community.

  3. nice range of likes vuejardin, actually i have some nice lavender articles coming in a few days :D - your blogrolled!

  4. Spanish Lavender is so pretty and fragrant and it's one of the few herbs I can grow in my desert garden.

  5. Lovely plant! I'm so happy to learn about it. I have a friend who mentioned that her lavender didn't come back this year, and I asked her if it was French or English? She said, "I don't know. I never heard its accent." Now I know I should have added Spanish to the list of possibilities.

    Thanks for visiting our blog. I love yours. And it is amazing how many global blogs you've located. Can't wait to explore more...

  6. Lucky you that can grow lavender...
    They dont like my soil at al!

  7. Barry, Diane, June, and Linda,

    Thanks for visiting my blog, can't wait to see Barry's article. I love the Lavender's fragrant too, it grows well in desert garden. Have a great week!


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