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Javelin Forte™ Deep Purple Lavender - New For 2020!

Lavandula stoechas 'Javelin Forte Deep Purple'

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Javelin Forte™ Deep Purple Lavender (Lavandula stoechas 'Javelin Forte Deep Purple') at Bartlett's Farm

Javelin Forte™ Deep Purple Lavender flowers

Javelin Forte™ Deep Purple Lavender flowers

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Height:  18 inches

Spacing:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  6

Other Names:  Spanish Lavender

Group/Class:  Javelin Forte Series

Brand:  Syngenta Flowers

Description:

Large, deep purple colored blooms held on strong, well branched plants; has exceptional resistance to disease; ideal for borders, cottage gardens, and containers for continued color throughout the season

Ornamental Features

Javelin Forte™ Deep Purple Lavender has masses of beautiful spikes of fragrant deep purple flowers rising above the foliage from mid spring to early fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has attractive grayish green foliage. The fragrant needles are highly ornamental and turn coppery-bronze in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Javelin Forte™ Deep Purple Lavender is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a mounded form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and can be pruned at anytime. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Javelin Forte™ Deep Purple Lavender is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Javelin Forte™ Deep Purple Lavender will grow to be about 15 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for alkaline soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Javelin Forte™ Deep Purple Lavender makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features