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Lavandula angustifolia 'Mitcham Gray'

Common Name:
English lavender
Plant Type:
Evergreen shrub
Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)
Geographic Origin:
Mediterranean Region
California Native?:
Plant Size:
12-18 inches high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Spring and summer
Flower Color:
Full sun
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate to occasional watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less
This form of English lavender makes compact shrubs about 12-18 inches in height with rather tightly packed, narrow grey leaves with a spicy perfume. The deep blue violet flower clusters are borne well above the foliage in summer. It can be intolerant of poor soil drainage and winter wet, but is useful in sunny borders and on open banks. Sun, well drained soil, moderate to occasional watering. Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less.