Lavandula Augustofolia. Sun. Perennial. Height: 18″
Silvery green stalks with long oval shaped leaves with an aromatic scent.
In the Garden
Fred Boutin Lavender is in the same lavender family as Dutch, Grosso, and Provence lavender called Lavindin. Fred Boutin Lavender requires a well drained soil and full sun. It doesn’t like wet feet so make sure you don’t overwater it. The flower spikes are long and have a medium purple color. Prune your lavender a few weeks after its first blooms appear to promote additional growth and to maintain its’ shrub-like appearance. This lavender is drought resistant once it has an established root system.
Fred Boutin Lavender was discovered in 1980 by Frederich Boutin, a botanist in California. It is used for its oil, flowers, and strong lavender scent that is very relaxing and soothing. 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. Wrap the flowers and stems in a washcloth and secure it with a rubberband before adding it to a warm bath.