Lavandula × chaytorae 'Ana Luisa'

Common name(s): lavender

Description: evergreen shrub; our own 1998 introduction of a chance seedling we found in the garden that we named after our niece. One of the largest cultivars of the × chaytorae group. Silver-white, felted foliage and a loose, mounding growth habit. Long stems with fragrant flower spikes; dries well for floral bouquets. 


Height: to 3 ft. Spread: to 4 ft.

Stem length: 12-14 in.  

Corolla: dark violet

Calyx: dark purple

Bloom season: mid summer

Best Uses: landscaping, rock gardens, crafts, bouquets, potpourri, oil distillation

Position: full sun and well-draining soil

Winter Hardiness: to 0 F and below

Drought: adapted to 4 months of summer drought