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French Lavender
Scientific Name: Lavandula dentata L.
Synonym:
Family: Lamiaceae
French Lavender (Lavandula  dentata) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8,9,12-24,31
USDA: 8-10

Frost Tolerance: No frost protection in Phoenix.

Heat Tolerance: Resists summer heat in low deserts when established

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Mediterranean basin

Growth Habits: Evergreen bush slowly growing to 2-3 feet tall.

Watering Needs: Little water when established

Propagation: Seeds, stem cuttings in summer of half ripened shoots with heels.


The French lavender has gray green narrow but thick leaves, 1 to 11/2 inches long, with characteristic square teeth on the edge.
The bushes can be used as low hedges, or for edging flower beds or herb beds.

Lavandula dentata in Curtis Botanical Magazine

Cultural Practices:
It is easy to grow in any well-drained loam or sandy soil. Space the plants 2-3 feet apart.

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