• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 1 to 1 1/2 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide, in bloom.
    Key Feature:
    Aromatic Foliage and Flowers
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:lav-AN-dew-lah an-gus-tee-FOH-lee-uh
    Plant type:Shrub
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 1 to 1 1/2 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide, in bloom.
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Flower color:Blue
    Design IdeasA versatile small lavender renowned for a size well suited to containers. But like its full size predecessors it remains valuable for dry slopes, banks and rock gardens. Exceptional component of Mediterranean style gardens both formal and casual. With similar requirements as western natives, it is suitable for xeriscape or wild gardens. Equally suited to traditional mixed borders with perennials and flowering shrubs provided soil is well drained. Performs best in artistic pots and particularly beautiful in aged classical terra cotta.
    Companion PlantsBlack-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Skullcap (Scutellaria); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Rose (Rosa); Coneflower (Echinacea)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in average to lean, loose, fast-draining, slightly alkaline soil. Benefits from a gravel mulch. Plant with crowns slightly above soil level. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Prune back by one-half after flowering to encourage rebloom.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    The lavenders have been grown in Europe long before Linnaeus' time and he named both this genus and species. Lavandula is derived from the Latin verb lavo or lavandus - to wash, because the Romans used it extensively in their ablutions. French lavender is not native to France, but hot, dry Spain, Greece and North Africa. Its common name is derived merely from the region where it is grown commercially, Province, France. The plants originally classified as L. spica and L. vera are how collectively grouped under L. angustifolia. The species and well over fifty cultivars are considered the most cold hardy and produce what many say is the sweetest of all lavender oils.
    Oil rich lavender has long been used in bathing so it's scent is an age old favorite for bed and bath preparations, fragrances and cosmetics.


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