Lavandin x intermedia (synonyms: L. vera, L. hortensis, L. spica ‘Early Dutch,’ ‘Dutch Mill.’)
Perennial. Full Sun. Height: 14″
In the Garden
Dutch Lavender is in the same lavender family as Fred Boutin, Provence, and Grosso lavender called Lavindin. It is one of the hardiest lavenders you can plant in your garden. It will grow into a large, silver, shrub-like plant that is one to two feet tall. Be careful not to overwater your lavender. It needs well drained soil and full sun because it doesn’t like wet feet. Due to the rocky soil that provides excellent drainage, this lavender will grow great in the Texas Hill Country. We have found that this lavender does not bloom as frequently as other lavenders in the same family.
Dutch Lavender is used for its oil and strong lavender scent that is very relaxing and soothing. Dutch Lavender is more silver in color than Provence and Grosso. Use the fresh cut or dried stems to make hand bouquets that can be placed on the table or left in a windowsill to add color and fresh scent to your home. Also, place to fresh cut stems in bath water and have a relaxing experience in the tub.