Lavandula stoechas Lutsko's Dwarf

Lutsko's Dwarf Spanish Lavender

Large flowers, fragrant gray-green foliage, and its small size make 'Lutskos Dwarf' an excellent choice for small spaces and container gardens.
Zones8 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Low Maintenance
Fragrant
Containers
Evergreen
Cut Flowers
Rock Gardens
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
Mature Plant Size10-12" tall 15-18" wide
Bloom TimeMid to late spring
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SizePlant - 5" Pot
SKUHC015275

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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This compact gem of a Spanish Lavender, blooms with large, showy rabbit-eared flowers and is only a foot or so in height. A vigorous, easy-to-grow variety, the plant matures to form low, wide mounds of fragrant gray-green foliage. ‘Lutsko’s Dwarf’ makes a colorful companion plant for other taller, waterwise perennials like Yarrow, Sage and Rosemary. Lavandula prefers slightly alkaline soil so if planting in the Southeast, we suggest you take a soil test before planting.
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SKU
HC015275
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
Common Name
Lutsko's Dwarf Spanish Lavender
Botanical Name
Lavandula stoechas Lutsko's Dwarf
Zones
8, 9, 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Purple
Height
12 inches
Mature Height
10-12" tall
Mature Spread
15-18" wide
Bloom Time
Mid - Late Spring
Bloom Time
Mid to late spring
Ships As
Potted Plant
Evergreen Foliage
Yes
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Fragrant, Containers, Evergreen, Cut Flowers, Rock Gardens
Ideal Region
West, Southwest, Hot Desert, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Tips for Growing Lavender

Lavender are sun-loving plants that thrive in hot weather and grow best in arid climates. Lavender plants will be taller and wider in mild winter, hot summer climates. The same varieties when grown in cold (zone 5-6) winter climates tend to be more compact. Lavender plants require two-to-three growing seasons to reach mature size.

These perennials are a superb choice for the drought-resistant garden, doing best in the drier parts of the US like the Great Plains, Intermountain West and West Coast (which has a true Mediterranean climate (wet winters and dry summers). In the Mid-West and Eastern US, sandy soils are a must, and planting on a slope or in a raised bed provides optimum drainage. For the southern US with hot, humid heat, Spanish Lavender (Lavandula stoechas) is the best choice. For large growing Lavender, we recommend French Lavender or hybrid Lavender (Lavandula intermedia) varieties. The key is to make sure you choose a variety with sufficient winter cold hardiness for your region. (‘Vera’ and ‘Pastor’s Pride’ are among the most cold hardy.) Yet with proper soil preparation, and planting site selection, Lavender can also thrive in moister, more humid climates like the Mid-West, East Coast and Mid-Atlantic states. Lavender Phenomenal does particularly well in areas with more moisture and humidity.

  • Plant in full sun with good air circulation.
  • Plant into well drained soil. Compost-enriched garden loam is alright in drier climates, sandy or gravel soil is best in moister climates. Heavy, poorly-drained clay soils will be fatal.
  • Select a raised or sloped bed, or a planting site against a hot wall or along a cement/asphalt walk or driveway where the reflected heat keeps growing conditions hotter and drier.
  • New transplants need regular watering. Don't let the plants get too dry. Supplemental watering can be greatly reduced the second growing season as the plants become established.
  • When using drip irrigation, place the emitter off to the side of the plant, not right on the root ball to avoid overwatering of mature plants.
  • Fertilize once annually in the fall with a top dressing of Yum Yum Mix.
  • Mulch with gravel or pine needles in arid climates. In moister climates mulching with gravel will protect the crown from excessive moisture and soil splashed onto the foliage.

More in-depth guidance for growing and maintaining Lavender plants: Growing Lavender, Lavender Bliss, A History of Lavender, The Bold and the Beautiful: New and Recent Lavender Introductions and Lavender: An Old World Herb That Has It All.


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