Kew Red Lavender
Lovely Red Flowers
Recently introduced in 1999 by Kew Gardens is the lovely red-violet colored Lavender. This is a stoechas Lavender with light pink bracts on the flower tops originating from the southern regions of Spain.
We are pleased to announce that we have two sources from which you may Buy Kew Red Lavender online. See Below.
This is known as Kew Red or sometimes Kew Pink because of the fuchsia red colored flower heads. The foliage is gray-green with short compact leaves. This Lavender plant, is a heavy bloomer, and will certainly be noticed not to mention a welcome color variation too.
Like other plants from this species full sun along with good drainage and poor soil is key to mastering growing Lavender anywhere. Plant it close to a walkway or patio where the flower color and fragrance aroma can be appreciated closeup.
This Lavender plant is hardy to US zones 8-11 with a mounding growth habit of 2 1/2 feet wide x 2 1/2 feet tall. This is a very pretty red version of Spanish Lavender sometimes incorrectly referred to French Lavender.
The Lavender flowers are carried atop shorter stems with dense compact foliage.
Try combining this alongside white Grosso or maybe a very dark purple Lavender to really set off the unusual color variation.
Shear back blooms when finished to help plant produce another round of flowers. Prune to maintain compact shape and form.