French Lavender – Lavandula Dentata

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French Lavender, with its unique, serrated foliage and long-lasting, aromatic blooms, is a versatile plant that supports local ecosystems, enriches landscapes with its Mediterranean charm, and thrives under sunny skies and in well-drained soils, embodying the essence of its native climate.

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French Lavender – Lavandula Dentata

French Lavender, Lavandula Dentata, native to the Mediterranean, is celebrated for its distinctive toothed leaves and prolific flowering.

Features

Lavandula Dentata blooms from mid-spring to late summer, showcasing dense, purple flowers with a hint of Gray. It’s known for its fast growth and robust foliage, characterised by gray-green, serrated leaves. Unlike many lavenders, it does not produce berries or nuts. This plant thrives in its native Mediterranean climate, preferring full sun and well-drained soil. Its flowers are highly aromatic, attracting bees and butterflies, which facilitates cross-pollination.

Benefits for Nature

French Lavender is a beacon for pollinators, including bees and butterflies, providing a rich source of nectar. It’s low in toxicity, making it safe for wildlife and pets. By bolstering local ecosystems with its high pollen levels, it supports biodiversity and contributes to the health of surrounding flora.

Landscaping and Design

With its unique foliage and vibrant blooms, French Lavender is a staple in cottage gardens and formal borders. Its compact growth habit and long flowering season make it ideal for creating fragrant hedges and pathways. It pairs well with other Mediterranean plants, enhancing garden designs with its texture and color.

Preferred Conditions

Lavandula Dentata favors well-drained, sandy soil and thrives in full sunlight. It is drought-tolerant, requiring minimal water once established, and can withstand coastal breezes but not severe frosts. This plant prefers a Mediterranean climate but adapts well to container gardening, allowing for cultivation in a variety of environments.

Fun fact about French Lavender

Discovered in the Mediterranean, French Lavender has been cultivated for centuries, not only for its beauty and scent but also for its essential oils, used in perfumery and aromatherapy. Its “dentata,” meaning toothed, refers to the unique edge of its leaves.

Summary

French Lavender, with its unique, serrated foliage and long-lasting, aromatic blooms, is a versatile plant that supports local ecosystems, enriches landscapes with its Mediterranean charm, and thrives under sunny skies and in well-drained soils, embodying the essence of its native climate.

Height

15-30cm, 30-50cm, 50-70cm, 70-90cm, 90-110cm, 110-130cm, 130-150cm, 150-170cm, 170-200cm, 200-230cm, 230-250cm, 250-270cm, 270-300cm, 300-350cm, 350-400cm, 400-450cm, 450-500cm, 500-600cm, 600-700cm, 700-800cm, 800-900cm, 900-1000cm, 10-12m, 12-14m, 14-16m

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