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. This is the lavender you find in the fields in France, particularly in Provence.
Lavandula angustifolia is a semi-evergreen perennial. It grows to about 3ft or 90cm. It flowers in the summer. The foliage is gray-green. It changes to bronze color in winter. 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 violet is the original.
It is a natural groundcover. It is a wonderful addition to any border. Lavandula angustifolia is used for its fragrance in potpourri as well as perfumes. It is also used in cooking. It is attractive to bees and butterflies. But it is resistant to rabbits and dear.
How to grow Lavandula angustifolia:
Grow it in full sun. Plant it 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 the flowers are done.
See also Lavandula stoechas