Lavandula dentata

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Lavender, French (Tender Perennial)

USDA Hardiness Zone 8-10

This herb looks silvery, covered in very fine, soft hairs. Lavender-blue spike blooms are showy and beautifully scented! Will bloom almost all season with enough light and warmth. A real butterfly attraction. Plant along walkways, use as a low hedge or as a rock garden addition. Use flowers and foliage in arrangements, potpourri, sachets, cooking and beauty treatments. Preserve by air-drying, cut before blooms open fully and hang upside down in a cool, airy palce.

Height

24 Inches

Spread

18-24 Inches

Color

Blue/Purple

Interesting Notes

It's name derives from the Latin verb "to wash," and both the Romans and Greeks scented their soaps and bathwater with this herb.

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Routine care is minimal.
Does best in light, well-drained soil. Allow soil to dry between waterings.

Good Companions

Stonecrop (Sedum spurium), Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris ), Rock Cress (Arabis blepharophylla), English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), English Lavender (Perennial) (Lavandula angustifolia), Spearmint (Perennial) (Mentha spicata or viridis), Patchouli (Annual) (Pogostemon cablin), Sage, Golden (Tender Perennial) (Salvia officinalis), Thyme, English (Perennial) (Thymus vulgaris)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Attributes & Uses
Culinary
Dried Flowers
Crafts
Cut Flowers
Fragrant
Containers
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Blue-Gray
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Summer
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Summer
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Well-drained
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