Mexican (or Spanish Lavendar)

surfbreeze(9 TX)March 17, 2007

I stopped at Lowe's on the way home from work yesterday and saw this (lavendula stoechas) and purchased a one gal. container of it in full bloom. I just did a Google search and read in one article where in certain areas as far back as 1920 it was declared a noxious weed. I love the flowers and their colour against the grayish foliage and will probably plant it in a pot as Lowe's had some large pots of it as well. Would sure appreciate anyone growing this one posting their experience with it.

Here is a link that might be useful: Spanish Lavendar

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misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)

I've never grown any of it myself, but it sounds like a plant I might like to try. The other types I've tried have all died - maybe Spanish lavendar would be better adpated to our climate.
Sherry

    Bookmark   March 18, 2007 at 11:30AM
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surfbreeze(9 TX)

It's a beauty, and looks like a plant the retail stores are pushing this year, as Home Depot has it too. I wound up planting it in a pot next to my sidewalk and it looks great, and from what I read like it can take the heat we will have later on this summer. Hope the flowers keep coming. They are very showy bobbing in the strong breezes we have had lately.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2007 at 7:54AM
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natal(Louisiana 8b)

Have never had luck with lavender. It always seems to succumb to the humidity. This one sounds promising. Thanks for the heads up!

Here is a link that might be useful: Spanish lavender

    Bookmark   March 19, 2007 at 10:32AM
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