- botanical name: Lavandula multifida
- height 18-24″
- spacing 18-24″ apart
- full sun tolerant
- average soil
- flower color lavender
- uses in garden: great in containers, cut flower
- use in potpourri, sachets
- attracts bees and butterflies
- deer resistant, leaves help repel mosquitoes
Spanish Eyes Lavender is quickly gaining in popularity for it’s a quick bloomer; flowering 8 weeks after germination and keeps going throughout the summer. Perfect for cut flower arrangements. Spanish eyes is a Fernleaf type with multi branching stems. It doesn’t have the traditional lavender aroma, but makes up for it in beauty and performance. Find great Lavender recipes here!
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Spanish Eyes Lavender plants are also available. Purchase them here.
Due to its long germination time, lavender is not often started from seed. Instead, the recommended method is to take cuttings in the summer, from the side shoots of the plants. Each cutting should be between two to three inches long. Place the cuttings in moist, sandy soil four to six inches apart. You can also start them in plug trays or in pots. Keep the soil moist – but not wet, to help encourage root growth. Transplant outside when plants are well established.
Well-dried flowers will retain their scent for a long time if dried and stored properly. Harvest leaves and/or flowers just before the flowers are open fully. Cut the stems in the morning after the dew has evaporated and the humidity is low. Hang in bunches in a dry, airy location – or use drying racks or screens when the temperature is high (90 degrees or above is ideal). When completely dry, strip flower heads off stems to use in sachets or potpourri. Store in airtight container. To use in flower arrangements leave stems intact. When stems are still pliable they may be woven together to make wreaths or lavender wands