Forms a dense, well behaved canopy that is quite
attractive when the plant is not in bloom. Grows much wider than
Beautiful in mass plantings. Curved flower stems
bunch up and stand taller and the stems from opposing rows meet
to form a noticeably darker, more richly colored violet band where
they mingle mid row.
Individual plants make good showy specimens in
the landscape - leave plenty of room around the plant for the flower
stems to display their natural curves. Use a mulch to keep dirt
from being splattered on foliage and flowers.
Popular for its aroma for soaps, room fresheners,
scented candles and culinary uses. More pungent or astringent than
One of the more robust varieties of lavender. Aroma
is suggestive of camphor and eucalyptus. Stronger flavor precludes
use in most dessert and bread recipes. Can experiment with foliage
and flowers when grilling, making hearty meat-based soups and stews
or marinades for red meats.