Lavandula stoechas. Perennial. Sun. Height 18″ – 24″ up to 3 feet with bloom
Spanish Lavender has flowers that are purple and look a lot like a pineapple in shape with rabbit ear shaped petals on top. The blooms are very unique and add something out of the ordinary to your fresh flower bouquets.
In the Garden
Spanish Lavender blooms are very unique and add something out of the ordinary to your fresh flower bouquets. Plant it in well drained soil in the full sun and be sure not to overwater because it doesn’t do well with wet feet. Prune your lavender a few weeks after its’ first blooms appear to promote additional growth and to maintain its’ shrub-like appearance.
Spanish Lavender is used for its oil, flowers, and strong lavender scent that is very relaxing and soothing. Use the fresh cut stems and flowers to make lavender wands which are braided bouquets that are placed in the home to add the wonderful lavender scent. The flower blooms, which are shaped like a pineapple, are thought to be the same blooms that the ancient Romans and Greeks added to their baths to give them lavender scented bath water.