Find help & information on Lavandula multifida Egyptian lavender from the RHS. Lavandula multifida is native to the northwestern region of the Mediterranean Sea, where temperatures are mild and growing conditions arid. It is technically a . Lavandula multifida. Lavandula multifida. Common Name: Fernleaf Lavender. Growth Rate: Fast. Exposure: Full sun. Water Needs.

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Your email address is only for internal communication. Flowers primarily in summer when plants are grown as annuals.

Plan ahead, for plants that get tall and require staking or support cages. Blooms all year long in mild winter climates. Full sun to part shade. This plant is not multifid for sale.

Pruning Instructions Depending on the flowering habit, snip off faded blooms individually, or wait until the blooming period is over and remove entire flower stalk down to the base of the plant.

Wild Plants of Malta & Gozo – Plant: Lavandula multifida (Fern-leaved Lavender)

Lavandula ‘Multifida’ California Lavender – This is an open 3 foot tall evergreen shrub with gray-green leaves that multifuda deeply lobed. Cool, moist conditions often lead to root rot and stem rot. Deep watering encourages roots to grow further into the ground resulting in a sturdier plant with lavanrula drought tolerance. Basic Care Summary Does best in light, well-drained soil. Good selection for edging along walks or paths. It is best to grow this lavender in sheltered locations with a good winter mulch in Zone 8.

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Habit and Cultural Information. Hand watering using a watering wand with a sprinkler head attached is also a good way to control watering.

Buy images found in this large collection of Maltese flora. The name of this lavender has been a source of confusion for many years.

New plantings should be watered daily for a couple of weeks. If information supplied is taken from a book, journal or website, please provide the corresponding reference or website address. Depending on the flowering habit, snip off faded blooms individually, or wait until the blooming period is over and remove entire flower stalk down to the base of the plant.

The flowers may be used in cooking. Back to Previous Page. Check the plant label for suggested spacing and the mature height of the plant.

Many nurseries call this plant Lavandula pinnata but we grow a true species of L. Multifisa species differs from most other species of lavender by having much better tolerance for summer heat and humidity and by preferring moister soils with some organic enrichment. Full Sun Summer Dry: This will help to cover some expenses needed to maintain the website and its further development.

The soil covering the planting hole should be even with the surrounding soil, or up to one inch higher than the top of the root ball. Basionym or principal synonyms: After researching this issue and discussion with other Lavender growers it became clear that this plant is a hybrid and so we began calling multofida plant ‘Multifida’. Buying images for your projects will support this website.


To dry flowers, cut before mulifida open and hang upside down in a cool, airy place. Low Water Needs Winter Hardiness: Published multlfida of profile: Soil Light, well-drained soil. Sign up for our e-newsletter. Please answer these simple questions: Dig the hole up to two times larger than the root ball and deep enough that the plant will be at the same level in the ground as the soil level in the container.

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The true species Lavandula multifida is a smaller plant with coarser foliage and blue flowers. Lavanduula Main Synonyms Full list of synonyms: Features Vigorous, sprawling plant with finely divided, silvery green foliage.

Firm the soil down around the plant by hand, tamping with the flat side of a small trowel, or even by pressing down on the soil by lavajdula. Rotate the container and continue to tap, loosening the soil until the plant pulls smoothly from the pot.

Determine which application method is best for the situation and select a product with a nutritional balance designed to encourage blooming such as This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden umltifida in other gardens that we have visited.