Native to the Canary Islands, it is a small evergreen shrub that typically grows 2-5 ft. tall and is noted for its attractive lavender-blue or blue and purple spikes of flowers that bloom in late spring or early summer. The attractive foliage of this lovely lavender is dark green and fragrant. It does well in full sun to lightly shaded areas and only requires moderate water.
In warmer regions, Lavandula canariensis can thrive in the garden. Plant in well-draining soil and in a sunny spot. Keep the soil slightly moist and trim the plant regularly to encourage vigorous growth. When planted in a container, move the plant inside during winter. In cooler regions, Lavandula canariensis can be grown in a container in a sheltered sunny spot and moved indoors in winter. Make sure you provide the plant with good drainage and plenty of light. Water only when the soil becomes slightly dry and feed every 3-4 weeks. If necessary, prune in early spring to encourage full foliage.
Lavandula canariensis is a great addition to any garden or container due to its versatility and hardiness. Its tolerance of full sun and semi-shade make it an ideal choice for many types of gardens. Its vigor, low maintenance levels and reliability make it a great choice for those looking for a dependable, colorful and fragrant flower in their garden. For best results, make sure its planted in USDA Zone 9-11, in well-drained soil, in full sun to semi-shade and watered regularly. With the right care and conditions, this beautiful lavender can be the main attraction of your garden.