Scientific Name: Lavandula angustifolia
Common Name: English lavender
Family Name: Lamiaceae
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Mature Size: 0.4 - 0.7m x 0.6 - 1.0m (height x width)
Habit: Dense, Spreading, Upright
Form: Oval - horizontal
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Attract butterflies, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Dried flower or fruit, Fragrance, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Hanging basket, Herb, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Rock garden, Sheared hedge, Small garden/space, Summer interest
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Sessile, Leathery, Pinnate venation, Tomentose, Branching hairs, Distinctive smell, Lanceolate, Linear, Entire
Flowers: Verticillaster, Blue, Violet, Purple, Jun-Jul-Aug
Fruit: Schizocarp, (Accessory tissue), Brown, Sep-Oct, (Persistent)
Key ID Features:
Leaves opposite, sessile, lanceolate-linear, 2-5cm long x 3-5mm wide on flowering shoots (those on leafy shoots nare about half this size), turning silverish-gray, tomentose and highly aromatic, margins entire, petiole 1-2mm long; verticillasters 4-6cm long, florets 4-6mm wide, violet blue to purple, highly scented, Jun-Aug.