Original species of English lavender. Highly prized for its amazing fragrance and medicinal properties. 18-36"H bushy, branched plant produces a profusion of lilac-purple flowers throughout the summer on blue silvery foliage. One of the hardiest of ALL lavenders. Pungent leaves and flowers used in sachets, potpourris, wreaths, scenting linens, perfumes, aromatherapy. Beautiful landscape plant!
**Helpful for cabbage, cauliflower and rue. Useful in deterring codling moths from around fruit trees. Attracts butterflies and other nectar feeding beneficial insects. Repels fleas, ticks, moths and even mice.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
Perennial plants live for more than two years. They return year after year and continue growing until they reach maturity, which varies by plant but averages three to five years.