English lavender

Lavandula angustifolia

Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'

Photo/Illustration: 
Melissa Lucas
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English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
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Genus:  Lavandula

English lavender has silvery gray, aromatic foliage topped in summer with lavender-blue to dark purple flowers on long stems.

Care: 

Requires good drainage; do not overwater. Grow at the base of a warm, sunny wall or in a container for overwintering. Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil.

Propagation: 

Sow seed in containers in a cold frame in spring. Layer or take semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Problems: 

Fusarium root rot and leaf spot.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Dry
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Fragrant Flowers,
Fragrant Foliage,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Summer
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container
Style
Herb Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant
Type
Shrubs

Lavandula angustifolia