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Lavandula dentata - French Lavender

Lavandula dentata is noted for its fragrant flowers and leaves. The green foliage contrasts nicely with the lavender purple flowers. The leaves of Lavandula dentata have many teeth or lobes. The variety Lavandula dentata Candicans has grey foliage. Lavandula dentata looks best if the dead flowers are removed at least a couple of times each season, though that task may be a bit tedious. The French Lavender grows to 3 feet tall and can spread to 6 feet or more. Lavandula dentata is quite drought tolerant once established and does not fare well with overhead water. Lavandula dentata attracts a variety of butterflies to the garden including the Gray Hairstreak, Fiery Skipper, Mournful Duskywing, Sara Orangetip, White Checkered Skipper, Northern White Skipper, and the California Dogface Butterfly. Lavandula dentata is Winter hardy into the low 20°s F. The French Lavender is not the culinary variety, see Lavandula intermedia Provence, Lavandula intermedia Fred Boutin or Lavandula intermedia Grosso for cooking.

Lavandula dentata, French Lavender

Flowers and foliage of Lavandula dentata - French Lavender. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other plants from the Lavandula Genus featured on this site:
Lavandula allardii Meerlo
Lavandula angustifolia Hidcote * Hidcote English Lavender
Lavandula dentata candicans
Lavandula Goodwin Creek Grey
Lavandula heterophylla
Lavandula intermedia Fred Boutin
Lavandula intermedia Grosso
Lavandula intermedia Provence
Lavandula multifida
Lavandula pinnata buchii
Lavandula stoechas Atlas
Lavandula stoechas Coco Blue White
Lavandula stoechas Javelin Forte White
Lavandula stoechas Madrid Purple
Lavandula stoechas Otto Quast
Lavandula stoechas Silver Anouk