Find help & information on Lavandula multifida Egyptian lavender from the RHS. Lavandula multifida is native to the northwestern region of the Mediterranean Sea, where temperatures are mild and growing conditions arid. It is technically a . Lavandula multifida. Lavandula multifida. Common Name: Fernleaf Lavender. Growth Rate: Fast. Exposure: Full sun. Water Needs.
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Winter hardy to USDA Zones where it mulfifida typically grown in average, muktifida, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Plants without protection will not survive winter if temperatures dip below 20 degrees F. It is best to grow this lavender in sheltered locations with a good winter mulch in Zone 8.
Full sun and well-drained soils are especially important. Cool, moist conditions often lead to root rot and stem rot. Soil drainage is particularly import in winter.
Remove faded flowers to promote continued bloom and maintain plant appearance. Prune to shape in spring after new leaves appear. This species differs from most other species of lavender by having much better tolerance for summer heat and humidity and by preferring moister soils with some organic enrichment. Plants are fast growing and may be grown as annuals with seeds started indoors in spring weeks before last spring frost date.
It is native to the warm climates of the northwestern Mediterranean plus the Canary Islands.
Wild Plants of Malta & Gozo – Plant: Lavandula multifida (Fern-leaved Lavender)
It looks like a perennial but is technically a sub-shrub because it will develop woody stems over time where it is winter hardy. Deeply-lobed, lacy, silver-green leaves to multifid.
Flowers bloom throughout the year in warm winter locations. Flowers primarily in summer when plants are grown as annuals.
Genus name comes from the Latin word lavo meaning I wash in reference to a former use of the plant as an aromatic wash. Susceptible to leaf spot and root rot. This is a versatile garden perennial that should be considered for a wide variety of uses and not just relegated to a corner of the herb garden.
Deep purple blue flowers and gray-green leaves provide ornamental color and contrast to mulifida perennial border front, rock garden, cottage garden, herb garden or scented garden. Can be particularly effective when massed. Good selection for edging along muultifida or paths. Excellent cut or dried flower. Herb garden plants can be used in a variety of ways including 1 add leaves as flavoring to food dishes, 2 oil from stems and leaves has anti-septic properties external applications to wounds, bruises, and insect bites3 dried flowers may be added to drawers of clothing as insect repellants, and 4 potpourris.
Lavanfula Gardening Vegetable Gardening. Back to Previous Page. Southern Europe, northern Africa. Full sun to part shade. Culture Winter hardy to USDA Zones where it is typically grown in average, alkaline, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Problems Susceptible to leaf spot and root rot.
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Garden Uses This is a versatile garden perennial that should be considered for a wide variety of uses and not just relegated to a corner of the herb garden.
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