French lavender produces masses of strong-scented grey-green toothed leaves and long, furry, purple flowers that bees love.
French Lavender is particularly happy in a pot, as a hedge and looks stunning mass planted.
French lavender flowers and branches can keep for months, even years, if kept in a dry, dark place. Hang bunches to dry then fill natural fibre pouches to perfume clothing and bedding in storage.
- Best is to hang floral panicles together in small bunches to dry them before keeping them.
- Traditionally, locals used to prepare small cotton pouches filled with lavender flowers to perfume laundry in the closet.
French Lavender appreciates well-draining, light and even poor soil in the full sun to part shade.
It's a tough plant that copes well with extended dry periods making them ideal for pots. They will not tolerate being waterlogged.