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PlantFiles: 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)

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3 members have or want this plant for trade.


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Grown for foliage

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

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2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

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

Neutral lupinelover 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.


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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