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Lavender (French)

French Lavender/Lavandula (Tender Perennial)

This herb looks silvery, covered in very fine, soft hairs. Lavender-blue spike blooms are showy and beautifully scented! Will bloom almost all season with enough light and warmth. A real butterfly attraction. Plant along walkways, use as a low hedge or as a rock garden addition. Use flowers and foliage in arrangements, potpourri, sachets, cooking and beauty treatments. Preserve by air-drying, cut before blooms open fully and hang upside down in a cool, airy palce.

Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Dark Green
Soil Moisture
Well-Drained
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Spring
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Additional Information about Lavender (French)

It's name derives from the Latin verb "to wash," and both the Romans and Greeks scented their soaps and bathwater with this herb.

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Lavender (French)

Routine care is minimal. Does best in light, well-drained soil. Allow soil to dry between waterings.