French Lavender

Lavandula dentata var. candicans

Used in olden days to perfume bath water and clothes, today French lavender serves to beautify our rock beds, flower beds, and gardens, and to elaborate perfume and essential oils. In France, French lavender is commonly called “butterfly lavender” because the tips of the flowers look like butterflies.

Water: Drought Tolerant

Hardiness: Frost Hardy

Habit: Larger than English lavender, will grow to about 3' tall and wide

Light: Full Sun to Light Shade

Soil: Good drainage, average fertility

Origin: France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Greece

French Lavender