Week 38 – September 20, 2019

Plant Information

Lavandula Bandera Deep Purple

New variety!
Growing Information:
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Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Lavandula stoechas

Common Name: Spanish Lavender

Hardiness Zone: 7a - 10b

Hardiness Degree: 0°F (-17.8°C)

Blooming Season: Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring, Summer

Plant Habit: Mounded

Characteristics: Low Maintenance

Water: Medium

Fertilize: Every two weeks

Spacing: 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm)

Height: 7 - 9" (18 - 23cm)

Width: 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: Lots of flowers in Spring and Summer attract butterflies and honeybees. Sturdy, bushy plants grow low to the ground, so plant them near the front of a border or in patio planters to enjoy their mild lavender fragrance.

Grower Information:

A breeding breakthrough!
As the first professional-quality seed L. stoechas on the market, Bandera is an excellent conversion opportunity from vegetative. This compact, bushy, no-pinch plant has great flower power just 11 to 14 weeks from transplant, and it’s quick
to finish compared to vegetative varieties. Plus, no pinch means less production time, making it an all-around perennial winner.

Plug crop time: 6 to 7 weeks
Transplant to finish: 11 to 14 weeks (28 to 35 weeks overwintered, only in high light/low humidity areas)

  • A true breeding breakthrough! The first professional-quality seed L. stoechas series produces quality comparable to vegetative varieties.
  • Compact to medium habit with good branching and uniformity – easily fills 4-in./10-cm pots to gallons.
  • One to three weeks earlier to flower than the competition.
  • Flowers heavily to almost cover the plant.
  • Short harvest window – fits bench run programs.
  • Long-flowering and self-cleaning with good secondary flush of flowers.
  • Holds dense, mounded habit in the garden without falling open.
  • A “Gateway to Gardening” variety for young shoppers – great nursery and grocery store impulse item, gift plant, indoor potted plant.

Brings a unique, strong, deep purple colour from seed. It complements the series, offering the same strong colours found in vegetative varieties.  

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