This species is the most valued of all lavenders both for its’ high quality oil the flowers produce and its beauty as a garden plant.
Its unbeatable scent means that it is widely used in perfumes and cosmetic products, while its medicinal properties have been long known.
It is the hardiest and easiest to grow of all lavender species and can cope with everything that the English weather can throw at it.
It makes an excellent ornamental plant for use in rose gardens,herb gardens, hedging and is outstanding when planted in association with other garden plants.
Lavender angustifolia needs a sunny position with free draining soil, it prefers a neutral to alkaline soil.
Prune the bushes as soon as the flowers start to fade and by the middle of August at the latest.
Native to the Pyrenees in Southern France, North Eastern Spain, Northern Italy and Switzerland.