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Lavandula stoechas ‘Winter Bee’ USPP#20840

‘Winter Bee’ is a show stopper with it’s violet-blue flowers forming masses of tight bundles on sage green foliage that look for  like a swarm of bumble bees! This variety, which  produces flowers with four to six terminal bracts, blooms three weeks earlier than other stoechas and lasts far longer, with new flowers appearing continuously on a mounding habit that resists breaking apart.  They make the best impact highlighted in your garden in a grouping.

Monrovia likes because:The primary stems as well as side branches produce rich dark purple fragrant flowers, creating a greater display than other Spanish Lavenders. This robust selection also survives hot humid and cold wet weather. An easy-care shrub for borders and gardens.

Inventor:  Clive Larkman of Larkman Nurseries,Victoria, Australia

Colour: violet blue on sage green foliage

Blooming season:  Late spring to early fall

Zone: 6-10

Mature size:  H25 cm x  W 45 cm

Care:  Plant in full sun in loose, free draining soil. Drought tolerant but needs water occasionally.  For the home garden, application of a well-balanced compost or slow released general purpose fertilizer and a small amount of lime will benefit the plants before the new growth in spring. Prune lightly after flowering to encourage bushiness and new flower growth for the next season. Heavier pruning in mid-autumn prolongs the life of the plant

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