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LAVANDULA stoechas 'Anouk'

Image of Lavandula stoechas 'Anouk' PP16685

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Family

Lamiaceae

Botanical Name

LAVANDULA stoechas 'Anouk' PP16685

Plant Common Name

French Lavender, Spanish Lavender

General Description

Fragrant and beautiful, 'Anouk' is an excellent compact lavender for hot and dry locations. It grows as an upright to spreading evergreen perennial or shrub and originates from regions across the Mediterranean. In late spring to midsummer it produces many slender, upright stems topped with oval spikes of densely clustered dark plum flowers punctuated with plumes of violet-blue bracts. These contrast nicely with its soft, linear, gray-green leaves.

Plant this lavender in sites with full sun and perfectly drained soil. Its flowers can be used in perfumes and potpourri, so this makes a great addition to herb gardens. Containers and sunny borders are also ideal for this bee and butterfly magnet.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 8

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    6 - 10

  • Sunset Zone

    4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    0'-0' / 0.0in - 0.0in (36)

  • Width

    0'-0' / 0.0in - 0.0in (31)

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer

  • Native To

    Mediterranean

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Purple, Blue Violet, Plum

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Sea Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Sea Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Sea Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Gray

  • Bark Color

    Gray Green, Sandy Brown

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    Yes

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    Yes

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Dried Flower / Everlasting, Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Herb / Vegetable, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes