Lavandula Augustofolia. Full Sun. Perennial. Height: 3’ Width: 2.5
Silvery green stalks with long broad oval shaped leaves with a sweet aromatic scent.
Long stems produce pale violet blooms from Spring to Mid Summer.
In the Garden
English Lavender is in the same lavender family as Munstead and Vera which is called the “English Lavender” family. It is more branchy and floppy in appearance than the other lavenders in the family and will grow to be two to three feet tall. Be careful not to overwater your lavender. It needs well drained soil and full sun because it doesn’t like wet feet. It will do great in a flower garden close to the house to protect it from high winds.
English Lavender is used for its oil, flowers, and strong lavender scent that is very relaxing and soothing. It is one of the first lavenders to bloom and the purple flowers are great in the garden or in a bouquet. Use the fresh cut stems and flowers to make lavender wands which are braided bouquets that are placed in the home to add the wonderful lavender scent. The flowers can be used to make lavender tea and in baking.