an easy sell
NORMALLY 3 x 3'
lavender FLOWERS SPRING THROUGH FALL
MODERATE WATER (TERRACE ZONE)
FULL SUN to part shade
HARDY TO ABOUT 0º F
NECTAR PLANT FOR hummingbirds, BUTTERFLIES AND NATIVE BEES
We know we won't need to twist too many arms to sell this plant. Lavender spice (Poliomintha maderensis) is easy to grow, flowers most of the year with long, lavender trumpet flowers, smells like oregano, and attracts butterflies, native bees, and hummingbirds.
Plants grow to about 3' tall and wide, take full to part sun, moderate water, and are hardy to about 0º F. They may need to be pruned back in late winter if they've gone dormant. They do well in containers but don't plant them in areas with high traffic of dogs or clumsy people as these plants are somewhat brittle--no worries though, if they break, they come back from the base readily.