Most of us associate Lavender with scented lotions, soaps, and shampoos, however, many of these are vague imitations of what lavender actually smells like. Luckily, ‘Otto Quast’ Spanish Lavender grows great in Tucson, and you can experience first-hand the wonderful foliage and blossom fragrance in your own garden. The fragrance attracts lots of butterflies and hummingbirds.
Unusually shaped purple flowers that look like minuscule pineapples appear to float just above silver foliage spring through summer. Shearing the plant back after it’s done blossoming will often promote a second repeat bloom, and encourages a dense, neat-looking shrub. Plant ‘Otto Quast’ in a conspicuous area, such as near patios or walkways, to enjoy its rich aroma. Pair with Skullcap or Damianita Daisy for vivid picturesque color.
Height: 1 – 2 feet
Width: 2 – 3 feet
Bloom color: Purple
Flowering season: Spring, Summer
USDA minimum zone: 7
Cold hardiness: 5° F


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