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LAVANDULA dentata

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Family

Lamiaceae

Botanical Name

LAVANDULA dentata

Plant Common Name

Fringed Lavender

General Description

Airy and wonderfully fragrant, fringed lavender is beautiful when grown in the garden. Native to the Mediterranean, this evergreen, shrubby perennial or shrub is both heat and drought tolerant. It has an upright, bushy habit and is densely covered with fine, scalloped leaves of green to gray-green. In the summer it produces lightly fragrant spikes of small lavender flowers accented by showy lavender-blue bracts.

Plant fringed lavender in sites with full sun and perfectly drained soil. Its flowers have been used in perfumes, poultices and potpourris for centuries, so this evergreen is a staple plant for the herb garden. Containers and sunny beds and borders are also ideal for this bee and butterfly magnet.

Characteristics

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Shrub

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    30"-36" / 76.2cm - 91.4cm (36)

  • Width

    48"-72" / 121.9cm - 182.9cm (60)

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer

  • Native To

    Mediterranean

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Lavender, Blue Violet

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Gray Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green, Gray Green

  • Bark Color

    Gray Green, Sandy Brown

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    Yes

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Dried Flower / Everlasting, Container, Cutflower, Edging, Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No