Plant Families / Lavandula - Lavenders
Beloved favorites of Mediterranean gardens, Lavenders (Lavandula) are gifted perennials which are full of talents including being delightfully scented. They blossom over a long flowering season, provide attractive evergreen foliage, and they can be used in a myriad of ways, such as edging, hedging, as accent plants and in containers. Drought tolerant, Lavenders have fairly limited needs: they need a site with good drainage and an open sunny situation. English Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) and Lavandin (Lavandula x Intermedia) are great in rock gardens while French Lavender or Spanish Lavender (Lavandula Stoechas) makes great accent plants with their distinctive "ears" sprouting from each flower head.