Lavandula dentata, Lavandula stoechas, etc...
- Full Sun
- Moderate Water
Native to Mediterranean region, Canary Islands, and Madeira. Prized for fragrant lavender or purple flowers, often set off by colorful bracts. Blossom spikes of some species are used for perfume, aromatic oil, soap, medicine, and sachets. Aromatic gray, gray-green, or yellowish green foliage. Use as an informal hedge or edging, in herb gardens, or in borders with plants needing similar cultural conditions. When they are grown outside in marginal climates, self-sown seedlings often show up in summer after parent plants die from winter cold. They need well-drained soil and little or no fertilizer.