Cute and compact, a winning combination! Bandera Purple is the first commercially compact Lavandula stoechas raised from seed. Thanks to its excellent branching, this newcomer shows an abundance of spikes carrying dark purple flowers with purple flags while the plant height does not exceed 20 cm. This half-hardy annual will thrive in pots, containers or beddings in temperate climates. Lovely, little and from seed: Bandera Purple represents the new generation of lavendula stoechas!
A Fleuroselect Gold Medal is awarded to real innovations in ornamental breeding and an earlyflowering, small-sized Lavandula stoechas from seed absolutely fits the bill. “A genuine breakthrough”, stated the Fleuroselect jury. The judges were particularly impressed with Bandera Purple’s compact plant habit and floriferousness, and awarded this exceptional Lavandula stoechas a Gold Medal.
Growers will love Bandera Purple because it is easy to grow from seed, displays a natural branching and does not require pinching. This fastgrowing Lavendula stoechas is ideal for 10 cm pot production. Being compact and uniform, Bandera Purple allows for easy transportation. This small, early-flowering medal winner will be an adorable addition to garden centers’ Lavender ranges. Consumers will certainly be convinced by its multitude of dark purple flowers with purple flags. Compact in the green house, cute on the shelf: Bandera Purple has all it takes to boost Lavender sales.
Lavandula stoechas (French lavender, Spanish lavender, or topped lavender) is a species of flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae, occurring naturally in Mediterranean countries. The English word lavender is generally thought to be derived from Old French lavandre, ultimately from the Latin lavare (to wash), referring to the use of infusions of the plants. The botanic name Lavandula as used by Linnaeus is considered to be derived from this and other European common names for the plants.
Bandera Purple is the first commercially compact Lavandula stoechas from seed.
Dark purple flowers with purple flags
Perennial, O.P., diploid
Approx. 1000 seeds per gram; germination rate 80%
Height 20 cm, spread 25 cm, bushy form
Sow in week 8 for the packs and week 14 for the garden at 16-18°C. Use 1 seed per plug (180 plug tray) and cover lightly with vermiculite. Apply a humidity of 95% during first germination stage. Once the cotyledon is visible, grow at 12-16°C with a humidity of 80-85% and add light to prevent stretching. Use Alar 0,75g/1l if needed. Grow on at 18-20°C in a well-drained, medium fertile soil. Transplant after 6-7 weeks: use 13 cm pots for pack plugs and 10 cm pots for garden plugs.
Plant out in week 21 at 30cm x 30cm distance in a sunny spot.