Lavandula Stoechas (SPANISH Lavenders)
Dark Eyes (Blue Star)
A favorite Spanish lavender variety noted for beautiful grey-green foliage and flower heads that are a dark purple-red colour. It looks like a smaller version of ‘Helmsdale’. It has a pinecone-shaped bud that emits a eucalyptus fragrance. It blooms continuously from May to October if spent blossoms are removed.
This hardy variety of Spanish lavender is known for its bold, purple-bracketed blooms. Otto Quast blooms from early spring until the first hard frost. It has more attractive foliage during the winter months than some of the other lavender varieties. It features a softer, yet deeply satisfying fragrance that attracts birds, butterflies and humans.
Origin: Homestead Gardens, California, 1980.