Lavandula stoechas 'Madrid Blue'

Description: Has lanceolate gray foliage typical of Lavandula stoechas varieties.  The short flower stalks are topped with bracts of dark blue flowers.  

Uses: Ideal for dry free draining locations in full sun.

Climate/Position: Sunny position required in a protected site.

Height/Spread: 60cm x 60cm.

Soil Requirements: Free draining soil - avoid wet conditions.

Pruning: Always trim after flowering to keep compact tidy growth and avoid the plant getting leggy and also ensures the plants have a longer lifespan.

Special Requirements: Not a long lived plant so will need replacing after up to 10 years.

Additional Interest: Lavender was cultivated in the Mediterranean in the 16th century by herbalists. The silver leaves are often a sign of Mediterranean origin and therefore suggest sunny site and free draining soil is required.  This plant comes from a series of Lavender from Bodger Botanicals.