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Lavandula pedunculata subsp. lusitanica (French lavender)

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lavandula pedunculata subsp. lusitanica

Other names

French lavender

Genus

Lavandula Lavandula

Species

L. pedunculata subsp. lusitanica - L. pedunculata subsp. lusitanica is a compact, frost hardy, evergreen shrub with upright stems bearing linear, aromatic, grey-green leaves and, from late spring into autumn, dense spikes of dark purple flowers topped with large, upright, violet bracts.


Lavandula pedunculata subsp. lusitanica is: Evergreen

Fragrance

The flowers are highly scented. Good for drying.

Habit

Bushy, Clump-forming

Flower

Violet, Dark-purple in Spring; Violet, Dark-purple in Summer; Dark-purple, Violet in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Cuckoo spit , Rosemary leaf beetle Cuckoo spit , Rosemary leaf beetle

Grey mould Grey mould

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Lavandula pedunculata subsp. lusitanica (French lavender) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Flavouring food and drinks, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Garden edging, Gravel, Mediterranean, Containers, Rock, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil in full sun. Does best in a sheltered position.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Lavandula pedunculata subsp. lusitanica

Other names

French lavender

Genus

Lavandula Lavandula

Species

L. pedunculata subsp. lusitanica - L. pedunculata subsp. lusitanica is a compact, frost hardy, evergreen shrub with upright stems bearing linear, aromatic, grey-green leaves and, from late spring into autumn, dense spikes of dark purple flowers topped with large, upright, violet bracts.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

The flowers are highly scented. Good for drying.

Habit

Bushy, Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Violet, Dark-purple in Spring; Violet, Dark-purple in Summer; Dark-purple, Violet in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Cuckoo spit , Rosemary leaf beetle

Specific diseases

Grey mould

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Lavandula pedunculata subsp. lusitanica (French lavender) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Flavouring food and drinks, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Garden edging, Gravel, Mediterranean, Containers, Rock, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil in full sun. Does best in a sheltered position.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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