417 East Maxwell Street,
Lexington, Kentucky 40508
Open Mon-Sat 9AM-5PM and Sun 11AM-5PM
Lavandula stoechas (lavender)
A Mediterranean lavender similar in use, appearance, growth, and maintenance requirements to English lavender (L. angustifolia) but more pungent and not as winter-hardy. Used commercially in air fresheners and insecticides. Historically, the flower spikes were used for medicinal purposes and as an insect repellent. Dark purple (or sometimes pink) flowers bloom from late spring to early summer and are uniquely shaped like little pineapples with colorful "rabbit ears" (sterile bracts) protruding from the tops. Can be used as an annual garden plant or grown in containers and overwintered indoors in a cool, dry, bright environment - avoid overwatering. 1.5-2'H x 1.5-2'W. USDA Zones 8-11.
Please note: Our online herb selection is NOT a live inventory--sizes and prices change (i.e. plants grow). We also may be sold out. Please visit or call for current availability. This item is not suitable to order as a gift. For our floral customers we suggest sending a kitchen herb garden.