Lavandula angustifolia

English Lavender
Plant Type

Shrub

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

2-3′ x 2-3′

Exposure

Full to partial sun

Water

Little Water

Flower Color

Lavender, Blue

Bloom Time

Summer

Special Features

Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit

Mounding

Sunset Garden Zones

2-24

Moderate-growing evergreen subshrub to 2-3’ tall and wide. Lavandula is revered for its delightfully fragrant and useful foliage as well as its abundant showy flower display. This old-time favorite forms a rounded-mound of bluish-grey-green foliage contrasted with abundant fragrant lavender-blue flower spikes that rise above the foliage spring to mid-summer attracting butterflies and bees. Tolerates heat and requires little water once established but can tolerate moist soils better than most. The versatile fragrant foliage of this species is used for perfumes oils potpourris and various medicinal purposes while the blooms are great for dried flower arrangements. Great in beds borders and containers and prefers a well-drained soil in a full to partial sun exposure.

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