Lavandula angustifolia

English Lavender

Used in soaps, perfumes, sachets, and even fine varnishes, Lavender has been popular for centuries. Its strong fragrance makes it good for scented crafts. The spiky flowers are usually purple or lavender, but there are white and pink forms. Grown in herb or Mediterranean-style gardens as hedges or edging, these gray-green shrubs need little care or water. Good companion plant to Cistus, Helianthemum, Nepeta, Santolina, and others that grow in similar conditions. Shear back flower stalks when blooms die. Where Lavenders do not overwinter, grow them in containers that can be brought indoors during the cold period. Because they seed themselves freely and cross-breed with other plants, new varieties appear often.
Lavandula angustifolia, English Lavender
English Lavender is the best known parent of many aromatic hybrids. Its low-water use has made it popular in drought regions. Long prized for its soothing properties, it is also used in Mediterranean dishes.

Attributes - Lavandula angustifolia

Plant Type: Shrub

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Summer

Flower Color: Lavender, Pink, Purple, White

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 2 ft. to 3 ft.

Width: 3 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Drought Tolerant, Edible, Fragrant, Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Root Rot.

Related Plants

Lavandula, Lavandula angustifolia 'Dutch', Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote', Lavandula angustifolia 'Lady', Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead', Lavandula dentata, Lavandula x intermedia 'du Provence', Lavandula multifida, Lavandula stoechas
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