Lavandula multifida is
soft and fuzzy and a great addition to the silver and gray garden. The plants
look fantastic with morning dew. The Fern
Leaf Lavender blooms nearly continuously from Spring through Fall.
The foliage is easily broken so Lavandula multifida should be planted back
from high activity areas. The Fern Leaf Lavender grows foliage to
2.5-3 feet tall and wide and flowers extend about a foot above the
foliage. The flower stalks often branch forming three flowers spikes
each. Lavandula multifida is drought tolerant and requires decent
drainage. Lavandula multifida attracts a variety of butterflies to the garden
including Hairstreaks, Fiery Skipper,
Sara Orangetip, and the
California Dogface Butterfly.
The foliage of the Fern Leaf Lavender starts to melt when winter temperatures dip
to the high twenties and the plants are usually damaged beyond repair at 25° F.
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