Area of origin: Hills and mountain slopes of the Mediterranean areas.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 60 cm, width up to 60 cm.
Soil Type: Avoid soil that is too wet.
Hardiness: Hardy to -17°C.
Exposure: Full sun.
Properties and uses:
Violet blue perfumed flowers in June and July. Cultivated in the Mediterranean where it is harvested in August. It can be cut once a year after flowering. Planted in containers or in open ground, lavender is ideal almost anywhere, flowerbeds, rockeries, borders it will bring the scents of Provence to your garden.
• Butterfly Lavender (Lavandula stoechas var. pedonculata), produces lovely blue violet flowers from April through to June, which are topped with two larger lighter petals that look like lots of little butterflies. Height up to 80 cm, width up to 60 cm.
• Lavander 'Grosso' (Lavandula intermedia 'Grosso'), more compact in form, it has ash green foliage. Height up to 70 cm, width up to 70 cm.
• Lavander 'Rosea' (Lavandula angustifolia 'Rosea'), magnificent scented flowers in June and July. Its flowers are lilac pink in colour and it would be marvelous grown as a group. Height up to 60 cm, width up to 60 cm.