The French lavender is not winter-hardy. In the winter, bring the plant indoors. Position the lavender in a sunny spot. The plant doesn't need much watering. Only water when the lavender is dry.
|Latin name:||Lavandula stoechas 'Anouk'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||Yes|
|Flowering:||May - September|
|Growing Height:||40 - 60 cm|
|Planting distance:||20 - 30 cm|
Lavandula stoechas subsp. Pedunculata can be planted in flower pots, window-boxes or in the garden. Prefer the French Lavender as a pot plant? Choose a large pot with holes in the base. Cover the bottom with pot shards or a layer of hydro pellets. Part fill with fresh potting compost and plant the French Lavender at the correct depth. Fill the pot with compost and press firmly down. Water your French Lavender immediately after planting. Line a porous pot with plastic or use a plastic inner pot in order to prevent evaporation. This will stop the root ball drying out too quickly. Or, plant your Lavandula stoechas subsp. Pedunculata directly into the garden. Improve the soil by adding a little potting compost.
Water your Lavandula stoechas subsp. Pedunculata regularly to avoid the root ball drying out. If you regularly remove the spent flowers you will encourage a second flowering. For an abundance of flowers we recommend adding plant food throughout the summer when watering. After the flowering season has finished prune the dead stems, and again in March. Do not prune too far back into any dead wood.
This unusual French Lavender has what appear to be wings made up of large petals on top of the flower spike. This variety is also known as Butterfly or Papillon Lavender. Lavandula stoechas subsp. Pedunculata flowers earlier and longer than 'common' lavender and this plant spreads an aromatic pine scent! The French Lavender is slightly less hardy than 'common' lavender.