Lavandula angustifolia - English Lavender


Lavandula angustifolia is a medicinal and fragrant herb native to the Mediterannean region.  It has narrow gray-green leaves and purple flowers that appear in terminal spikes in late spring and early summer. No garden is complete without the sight and fragrance of Lavender. When in bloom, there will be many visits by butterflies and bumblebees. Try planting a few different selections of Lavender and complement the color with yellows and oranges. Feeling relaxed yet?

Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Lamiaceae
Native Range: Europe
Zone: 5 to 8
Height: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Spread: 2.00 to 4.00 feet
Bloom Time: June to August
Bloom Description: Purple
Sun: Full sun
Water: Dry to medium
Maintenance: Medium
Suggested Use: Herb
Flower: Showy, Fragrant
Leaf: Fragrant
Attracts: Butterflies
Tolerate: Rabbit, Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil, Air Pollution