Description: This dense, bushy subshrub is not native to England despite its English common name, but comes from the Mediterranean region of southern Europe. It grows to about 3 ft (1 m) tall though usually lower, with narrow, furry gray leaves. It is grown mainly for the long-stemmed heads of purple, scented flowers that appear in spring and through the warm months; these are easily dried for lavender sachets, potpourri and the like. It makes an attractive low hedge and can be trimmed after flowering.3
Culture: Dry between watering, prefers neutral to alkaline soils.