Lavandula angustifolia

Lavandula angustifolia, or as it is known as English Lavender, Garden Lavender, Common Lavender, or Narrow-leaved Lavender. Unlike its name, it is native to the Mediterranean region. It is the lavender you find in the fields in France, particularly in Provence. It flowers in the summer and the beautiful violet flowers are fragrant, flowering lasts a few weeks as they usually flower once a year. Other colors have been created through cultivation but the original is the violet color. It is a natural groundcover, and a wonderful addition to any border. It is used for its fragrance in potpourri as well as perfumes, as well as for cooking. It is attractive to bees and butterflies but resistant to rabbits and dear.

Lavandula Angustifolia

The foliage is gray-green and they change to a bronze color in winter. Lavandula angustifolia is a semi-evergreen perennial. It grows to about 3ft or 90cm. Plant it in full sun in normal or poor soil, but well-drained. It is drought-tolerant. Propagate Lavandula angustifolia by division, seeds, or cuttings taken in the summer. Prune it back a little after flowers are done.

Lavandula Angustifolia

See also Lavandula stoechas

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