My Earmarked PlantsSend to a Friend
   

Lavandula canariensis (Lavender)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Herb, Alpine, Culinary, Evergreen, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant, Architectural Form
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Dark blue Flowers (Summer), Dark green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Half hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Medium Growing Plant
Earmark this plant  

Lavandula canariensis - Cultivation Notes

This lavender requires a well drained fertile garden soil, being especially suited to chalky soils. Plant in full sun in sheltered areas - preferably south facing. Trim flower shoots after flowering, prune last years growth to shape in spring.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Lavandula canariensis:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Scented blossom
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Design & Plant Use for Lavandula canariensis:

  • Evergreen ground cover suitable for problematic dry soils in full sun
  • Ideal for planting within the herb garden
  • Low growing alpine plant flourishing in a dry sunny location
  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting

View all the plants listed in Genus Lavandula

View other ground cover plants with dark blue flowers, or ground cover plants with dark green foliage


Common Missspellings: Lavandulla, Lavendula, Lavindula, Lavendulla

Did you know you can display our images on your website or blog for free?