Scientific Name: Lavandula stoechas
Common Name: French lavender, Spanish lavender
Family Name: Lamiaceae
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 °C)
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Mature Size: 0.4 - 0.7m x 0.6 - 1.0m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading, Upright
Form: Mounded, Round
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Attract birds, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Dried flower or fruit, Fragrance, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Herb, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Sheared hedge, Small garden/space, Summer interest
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Sessile, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Tomentose, Linear, Entire
Flowers: Verticillaster, Purple, Jul-Aug
Fruit: Schizocarp, (Accessory tissue), Brown, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves linear, entire, silverish; florets dark purple to black, about 4mm wide, packed in a spike-like verticillaster with purple (-white) bracts about 2cm long on the top.