Lavandula canariensisl

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Hilary

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Lavandula canariensisl
« on: May 08, 2020, 05:45:18 AM »
Lavandula canariensis, Canary Island Lavender

Seen growing in the Royal Botanic Garden, Madrid in April 2018

In THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 39, January 2005 there is a book review of THE GENUS LAVANDULA where Lavandula canariensis is mentioned 
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

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Charithea

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Re: Lavandula canariensisl
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2020, 04:24:54 PM »
Very interesting . I have never come across one before. Thanks Hilary for posting it.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2020, 06:48:52 AM »
I used a Lavandula canariensis when planting pots for a friend last year not thinking it would overwinter unless moved inside for protection but admiring both it's unusual leaves and intensely coloured flowers. With regular deadheading it produced flowers throughout the summer and I was pleasantly surprised to find it not only alive but already in bloom this week. Of course we had a very mild winter and early spring but it is good to know it will be enjoyed format least one more year.
MGS member living and gardening in Umbria, Italy for past 19 years. Recently moved from my original house and now planning and planting a new small garden.