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Lavandula stoechas 'Kew Red' (Lavender)

French Lavender 'Kew Red', Spanish Lavender 'Kew Red', Butterfly Lavender 'Kew Red'


A very attractive and unusual bicolor Lavender, Lavandula stoechas 'Kew Red' features plump, bright, deep crimson-pink flower heads topped with pale pink bracts delicately fading to white as they mature. Also called French Lavender, Spanish Lavender, Bract Lavender or Butterfly Lavender, this type of Lavender is a wonderful addition to the garden with the very distinctive look of its flowers and its highly aromatic silvery foliage.

  • This French Lavender blooms almost continuously from mid-late spring to late summer. Flowering typically occurs as early as May (in areas with mild summers and winters) with another flush of blooms in June followed by another flush of color in late summer or fall
  • Evergreen in warm winter climates, this Lavender typically grows in a 24 in. (60 cm) bushy mound.
  • Thriving in full sun, it performs best in dry to medium, poor, light, sandy, well-drained soils. Excellent drainage and air circulation are essential, specifically in hot, humid climates. Drought and dry soil tolerant.
  • It is deer and rabbit resistant, and a real magnet for bees and butterflies.
  • Spectacular in mass planting and superb in containers. Creates stunning hedges in summer thanks to its free flowering habit.
  • Best if sheared back hard after peak summer bloom to promote shorter and sturdier flower stems

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 9
Heat Zones 8 – 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Herbs, Perennials, Shrubs
Plant Family Lavandula - Lavenders
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 30" (45cm – 75cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Edging, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 9
Heat Zones 8 – 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Herbs, Perennials, Shrubs
Plant Family Lavandula - Lavenders
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 30" (45cm – 75cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Fragrant, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Edging, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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