‘Lynn’s Legacy’ delivers a lush display of lavender blooms and flowers more often than other selections during the summer. It would make a tough, low maintenance hedge and can even stand up to the reflective heat along roadways and driveways. While this shrub is a sun lover, it will tolerate light shade.
Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds and other beneficial insects
Produces masses of fragrant bell-shaped flowers
Flowers more often than other selections
Provides nesting sites for birds and cover for other wildlife
Drought tolerant once established
Easy to grow, responds well to pruning
Native to the Chihuahuan desert, from 0 - 3,800 feet. Grows in sandy desert soils, hot, sunny areas, good drainage.
Butterflies have "chemoreceptors" on the bottoms of their feet, which help them to smell and taste. A female butterfly can tell if a plant is suitable to lay eggs on by the chemical released after drumming her legs on the leaf surface.
Provide a well drained soil and water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Once established, water deeply and infrequently during summer months. Prune during cool months as needed. Not as dependent on changes in relative humidity for flowering, which means that it blooms more often during the warm months. Blooms on new wood so if you must prune do it in early spring.