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English lavender

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English lavender (Lavendula sp.)
Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Lise Servant)

Onglets

Botany

Origin and description

English lavender is native to the Mediterranean region, but is today grown around the world. It is widely used in perfume making.
Cycle: Perennial
Spacing: 30 cm.
Height: 45 cm.

Species, cultivars and related plants

The 'Munstead' cultivar is compact and early-flowering.
The 'Hidcote' cultivar is popular for edging.

Common name

English lavender

Latin name (genus)

Lavandula angustifolia

French common name

Botanical family

  • Lamiaceae
Horticulture

Growing conditions

Exposure: Full sun.

Pruning and maintenance

Requires winter protection.

Propagation

Sow seed indoors in late February-March.
Stem cuttings in spring.

Use

Culinary use: Leaves and flowers are edible

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