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A must in flower borders to give a country feel
French lavender, Butterfly lavender, Lavender
Lavandula stoechas (French lavender). This species has very striking flowers, It is a small neat shrub. The leaves are pine-scented with narrow silvery green leaves. In late spring and summer it is covered with spikes of deep purple flowers. You should cut back each spring just above the previous year's point of growth.
They will prefer full sun with fertile, well-drained soil; they will thrive in both acidic and alkaline soils. You can propagate from seeds or cuttings in the summer.
Walls, rock garden, border, fragrance, container, cutting bed Summer interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.