French Lavender | 4" pot
French Lavender | 4" pot

French Lavender | 4" pot

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Lavandula dentata

I first stumbled upon this lavendar with serrated, silvery sage green leaves and long stems at a local nursery in Atlanta. In fact, its botanic name, Lavandula dentata, literally means toothed lavendar.

It has delicate, slim, and pale purple flowers – perfect in a summer bouquet and for drying. The ones I've bundled up last year look great and are still fragrant! 

What Do They Need to Thrive?

Lavender loves full sun, good drainage, and with a pH between 6.5 - 7.5. If the soil is too acidic, the Lavender will not thrive; if too alkaline, the plant will not be able to access enough nutrients since they will be "tied up" in the soil.

In the Carolinas where soil tends to have more clay content, I recommend growing it in a pot with drainage holes or planting on a mound in your garden beds. 

Last but not least, it is not to be confused with the Spanish Lavender (Lavandula stoechas), which are sometimes labeled as French Lavender, since it grows wild in France and commonly harvested and processed for oil in perfumes. 

Need help with choosing containers or soil?

Get in touch and I'll be happy to walk you through!

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