Fernleaf Lavender, Egyptian Lavender
Lavandula multifida

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lavandula (lav-AN-dew-lah) (Info)
Species: multifida (mul-TIF-id-uh) (Info)

Category:

Herbs

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Silver/Gray

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From hardwood heel cuttings

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Gilbert, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona (2 reports)

Amesti, California

Cathedral City, California

Elk Grove, California

Perris, California

San Diego, California (2 reports)

Deland, Florida

Gainesville, Florida

Shawnee Mission, Kansas

Saint Louis, Missouri

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Glen Riddle Lima, Pennsylvania

Grapevine, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 15, 2010, ogrejelly from Gilbert, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

Can't say enough good things about this plant. It has the richest purple blooms that seem to stick around forever. The plant does not overgrow itself and stays very clean and free of littler. Perfect for around pools or walkways.

It does attract a lot of bees and hummers seem to ignore them. Mine gets full Phx AZ sun all day and filtered sun in the late afternoon. I water it every two weeks and it seems really happy.

Positive

On Sep 11, 2006, eskinola from Glen Riddle Lima, PA wrote:

This plant has a beautiful, tidy appearance and blooms well all summer long. It attracts butterflies and bees well.

Neutral

On Jul 15, 2006, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

L. multifida misses the wonderfull lavender fragnence ...it is totally different...its scent is like savory (Satureja).

Neutral

On Jan 21, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

A very long flowering season. Flower spikes are tri-pronged, giving even more bloom. Does not dry well: the flowers become brown.