Lavandula stoechas ‘Otto Quast’

(Otto Quast Spanish Lavender)

By April 17, 2020
Otto Quast Spanish Lavender - Lavandula stoechas 'Otto Quast'

About Lavandula stoechas ‘Otto Quast’ – (Otto Quast Spanish Lavender)

This fragrant evergreen is a Lavandula stoechas ‘Otto Quast’. Commonly known as Otto Quast Spanish Lavender, this is a species found by Otto Quast in Point Reyes California as a selection of the Lavandula stoechas.  Its long narrow clusters of grey-green foliage are complemented by pineapple shaped purple flowers blooming much of the spring and summer seasons. As the most dependable bloomer of the lavandula family this bush features blooms around 1″ in size and has an average overall landscape size of 1-2′ x 2-3′.

Care and Planting Instructions

Plant Spanish Lavender in full sun using well-draining soil. While this plant does tolerate moderate drought conditions it does require regular watering when planting to establish the root system. To promote its next blooming season lightly prune at the start of the spring before blooms arrive.

Design Ideas

Plant Spanish Lavander as an edging plant to a rock garden or against a fence line. It can also be planted as a filler to a sunny corner or planted in a container framing an entryway welcoming you with its calming fragrance.

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Botanical Name: Lavandula stoechas 'Otto Quast'

Common Name: Otto Quast Spanish Lavender

Average Landscape Size: 20 - 28" x 18 - 36"

Plant Type: Evergreen

Bloom Color: Purple

Foliage Color: Gray - Green

Forms: Bush

Sizes: 1 Gallon, 5 Gallon

Special Features: Attracts Butterflies, Dramatic Color, Year-round Interest,