The With Love™ Lavender, otherwise known as the Lavandula Stoechas Ssp. Pedunculata ‘Bentley’ Plant Patent #22,709 or Shasta Daisy ‘Snowcap’, ‘Snowcap’ Shasta Daisy, is a rather well known perennial plant by gardening enthusiasts around the world.
Best known for its low maintenance and moderate growth, this perennial will likely liven up your house (or garden) with its gray-green colored leaves. But, only if you learn how to take proper care of it for it to thrive.
Fortunately, taking care of your With Love™ Lavender is not too difficult – as long as you follow our guidelines in this With Love™ Lavender Care Guide. Now let’s get started.
In order to take proper care of your With Love™ Lavender you’ll need to keep in mind the following guidelines:
- Water: The With Love™ Lavender needs at least weekly watering, or more in extreme heat, preferably with regular water.
- Light: Keep your Lavandula Stoechas Ssp. Pedunculata ‘Bentley’ Plant Patent #22,709 in an environment where it can receive full sun on a daily basis.
- Soil: Make sure to keep the With Love™ Lavender in soil with moist but well-draining to well draining properties, so ideally, one that is made of clay, loam, chalk, and sand.
That’s it – sunlight, water and soil! The basic 3 fundamentals for all plant care, and with the With Love™ Lavender this is no exception. With these three elements, your leafy friend will live healthy and happy.
Scientific / Botanical Aspects
In botanical terms, the With Love™ Lavender belongs to the Asteraceae family, and the genus Leucanthemum, hence its scientific (or botanical) name Lavandula Stoechas Ssp. Pedunculata ‘Bentley’ Plant Patent #22,709 (lav-AN-dew-lah STOW-kass pen-DUNK-u-la-ta).
As with other Leucanthemum’s, the With Love™ Lavender is an evergreen plant, which means it will be present year round in your garden.
The With Love™ Lavender is a plant native to the Non-native hybrid.
As a rule of thumb, we recommend to always keep in mind your plants’ native region and environment, since these are the conditions that your With Love™ Lavender is most accustomed to, thus where it can most favorably.
With this in mind, the Lavandula Stoechas Ssp. Pedunculata ‘Bentley’ Plant Patent #22,709 will be most used to the heat zones in the 5 – 8 region, as the plant hardiness level falls between 4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a and the ideal climate zone is between 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2, A3, H1.
Growth and Size
In terms of size and growth, the With Love™ Lavender is a relatively moderate grower, which makes things somewhat easy for any plant enthusiast.
But, what size of With Love™ Lavender are we talking about? What can you expect in terms of height, spread and spacing? Let’s dig in…
The Lavandula Stoechas Ssp. Pedunculata ‘Bentley’ Plant Patent #22,709 can grow up to 1′ – 2′ (30cm – 60cm) in 1′ – 2′ (30cm – 60cm) and 10″ – 1′ (25cm – 30cm) in 10″ – 1′ (25cm – 30cm).
These dimensions make the With Love™ Lavender a relatively medium perennial compared to others, so it’s best to keep this fact in mind since it will affect where you want to keep yours at home.
Also, expect it to grow in a wonderful rounded shape, which is something worthwhile to remember when making your garden landscape plans.
This is why experts recommend keeping an area of approximately 12″ (30cm) free so the With Love™ Lavender can spread to its best extent.
In terms of watering, the With Love™ Lavender is a fairly simple plant to take care of.
This is mostly because it has a straightforward watering schedule and somewhat regular watering needs.
Specifically, most experts agree that the Lavandula Stoechas Ssp. Pedunculata ‘Bentley’ Plant Patent #22,709 needs at least weekly watering, or more in extreme heat, preferably with regular water.
Which is why it is considered a plant with relatively average needs in terms of water.
As a rule of thumb, you should remember to keep your With Love™ Lavender in soil with moist but well-draining to well draining characteristics, as these will guarantee the right conditions for your plant to grow and thrive.
When you consider this, this is why you should aim to choose soil that has good drainage, moist, and occasionally dry properties to keep the right moisture levels at all times.
But, if you want a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution to watering your With Love™ Lavender then you should consider the famous ‘finger’ test. To perform this test, you just need to put your finger in your plant’s soil and determine if it’s moist or not. If it is, then don’t water; if it isn’t, then please do. In any case, this test will allow you to know if your With Love™ Lavender needs or does not need water, every time.
As mentioned earlier, the With Love™ Lavender prefers to have soil with good drainage, moist, and occasionally dry properties at all times, reason why you need to make the soil mix out of clay, loam, chalk, and sand.
This is why most experts agree that the With Love™ Lavender requires soil with clay, loam (silt), and sand, which will give you the right conditions it needs.
In addition to this, expert gardeners recommend having preferably alkaline, acid or neutral soil.
Light and Exposure
In terms of light & exposure, the With Love™ Lavender requires full sun in order for it to thrive under the right conditions.
Most experts agree that this perennial will do well as long as you keep it in partial to full sun, and it will be able to grow properly.
Specifically, we recommend that you place your Lavandula Stoechas Ssp. Pedunculata ‘Bentley’ Plant Patent #22,709 in full and direct sun (more than 6 hours of direct sunlight per day).
Being an evergreen plant, the With Love™ Lavender will be present year round in your garden.
But, you can expect it to have its ‘prime-time’ during the summer (early, mid, late).
You can expect your With Love™ Lavender to flower around the spring and in the summer months from April to June (spring), and from July to September (summer).
In particular, this perennial is well known for its fragrant, repeat flowering, long bloom season, flowers for cutting and showy flowers around the plant enthusiast community.
The With Love™ Lavender produces some beautiful purplish-pink, or gold/yellow and white flowers around this time of year.
The leaves from the With Love™ Lavender have a beautiful gray-green color during most of the year.
In particular, they have a simple arrangement with a alternate organization in its leaves.
You can expect the leaves from your Lavandula Stoechas Ssp. Pedunculata ‘Bentley’ Plant Patent #22,709 to be around (1-3 inches) in size.
Attracts, Tolerance and Resistance
The With Love™ Lavender is well known for being able to attract butterflies, so keep that in mind when choosing your plant, as you’ll likely end up finding one or another in your garden.
Additionally, it has a special tolerance for dry soil, drought and animals like deer and rabbit, so don’t worry if any of these come along, your Lavandula Stoechas Ssp. Pedunculata ‘Bentley’ Plant Patent #22,709 will be fine.
How should you then organize your garden to include your new With Love™ Lavender? Here are some recommendations by expert gardeners.
Most Lavandula Stoechas Ssp. Pedunculata ‘Bentley’ Plant Patent #22,709 owners agree that this perennial will look great in most rustic, cottage mediterranean, and xeric gardens of all types.
Other owners consider that they complement well most gardens of prairie and meadow, cutting garden, informal and cottage, and in traditional garden styles.
In particular, the With Love™ Lavender’s best location within your garden is in patio and containers, beds and borders, and in small gardens, others use it for landscaping in a edging, rock garden, border, cutting garden, mass planting, hillside, container, coastal exposure, or a urban garden.
With Love™ Lavender’s do well with some other plants beside it. One good companion plant is the Rudbeckia, which will pair up nicely with your leafy friend.
Others consider that a nice Rosa will work well too, so choose whichever you find works best for you!
And we’ve come to an end. Fortunately, that’s everything you need to know about your With Love™ Lavender to keep it safe and sound in your garden or home. Enjoy planting!