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Lavandula stoechas Otto Quast - Spanish Lavender

Lavandula stoechas Otto Quast has these fabulous pale purple rabbit ears and dark purple flowers. In all other regards Lavandula stoechas Otto Quast will look and grow just like the other Lavandula stoechas cultivars. They are easy to grow, they stay low, they bloom for a long time, from Spring into Summer. Even longer if you have the inclination to cut off all of the dead flower heads. Lavandula stoechas Otto Quast has low water needs and is great for the Drought tolerant garden. Lavenders are busy waystations for insects and are necter sources for a host of bees and butterflies. I often include Lavenders in the butterfly garden plans. The Gray Hairstreak, Fiery Skipper, Mournful Duskywing, Common Buckeye, White Checkered Skipper, Northern White Skipper, and California Dogface Butterflies will sip nectar. Spanish lavender will tolerate temperatures into the low teens or even single digits.

Lavandula stoechas Otto Quast, Spanish Lavender

Violet purple flowers and foliage of Lavandula stoechas Otto Quast - Spanish Lavender. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other plants from the Lavandula Genus featured on this site:
Lavandula allardii Meerlo
Lavandula angustifolia Hidcote * Hidcote English Lavender
Lavandula dentata
Lavandula dentata candicans
Lavandula Goodwin Creek Grey
Lavandula heterophylla
Lavandula intermedia Fred Boutin
Lavandula intermedia Grosso
Lavandula intermedia Provence
Lavandula multifida
Lavandula pinnata buchii
Lavandula stoechas Atlas
Lavandula stoechas Coco Blue White
Lavandula stoechas Javelin Forte White
Lavandula stoechas Madrid Purple
Lavandula stoechas Silver Anouk