Canary Island Lavender
Lavandula canariensis is a Pterostachys Lavender plant that is native to the Canary islands. This is a tender perennial that has lovely lacy, fern like leaves and branched flowers. Very similar to Lavandula pinnata but has only a single flower on the main stem and side axillary shoots.
The flowers of Lavandula canariensis range in color from a pale blue to a deep violet purple and the whole plant looks rather delicate due to the forked flowers and ferny foliage.
Flowers appear continuously and the plant can reach up to 36 inches tall including blooms. The fragrance is mild and not that classic Lavender fragrance you would expect. A beautiful Lavender with dark green ferny leaves.
Hardy in zones 10b-11, this is well worth growing if you are able to. Plant in a large container using a good Lavender potting mix if you live in a non-hardy region. Cut off flower stems immediately when blooms fade to keep the plant producing new blooms. Prune in early spring to maintain shape.