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Order: Lamiales
   Family: Lamiaceae
            Genus: Lavandula
                        Specie: angustifolia

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 2-3 ft (0.6-1 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Narrow gray leaves; fragrant deep purple flower spikes from early summer

Uses: Hedge Tubs Dry gardens Courtyards Shrub borders Cottage gardens Seaside gardens

Zones: 5-10

Description: Despite its common name, this Spica Group species is native to the Mediterranean region. In the garden it grows into a bushy shrub of 2?3 ft (0.6?1 m) with slightly downy, narrow gray leaves. The fragrant deep purple flower spikes are produced from early

Growth Habit: Spreading bushy habit

Comments: Many cultivars available; does not tolerate hot humid areas

Growth: Perennial, multi-stemmed woody plant that is usually less than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height. Shrubs typically have several stems arising from or near the ground, but may be taller than 5 meters or single-stemmed under certain environmental cond

Duration: Perennial

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