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Products > Lavandula angustifolia
 
Lavandula angustifolia - English Lavender

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) (Mints)
Origin: Mediterranean (Europe)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Light Lavender
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Synonyms: [L. officinalis, L. spica, L. vera]
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 4-6 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
Lavandula angustifolia (English Lavender) - Distinguished from other lavenders by its long thin leaves, Lavandula angustifolia forms a much branched shrub about 2-3 feet tall with mid-summer blooming stalks of pale lavender-blue flowers reaching 1-2 feet above the foliage. It does best in the full sun and has low water needs. This is the hardiest of all lavenders and it can tolerate temperatures below 15 degrees F. Our crops of this lavender are from seed. Reportedly, the blooms are edible. We grew this species from 1993 until 2006.  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We have also incorporated comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing  Lavandula angustifolia.
 
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