Lavandula multifida, French Lace Lavender

Lavandula multifida

French Lace Lavender
Family: Lamiaceae
USDA Zone: 8-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterBlue, lavender, purple flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsFragrant plant

Lavandula multifida or French Lace Lavender is a stunning flower variety, prized for its fragrant, violet-blue blooms and ornately dissected silver foliage. When sown from seed, plants can quickly flower with slender, tall stems, culminating in elongated flower bracts. Typically ranging from 2-5 feet in height, the French Lace Lavender makes an eye-catching addition to any garden.

Providing a pleasant aroma to the air and an attractive centerpiece to any flower bed, the French Lace Lavender is relatively easy to care for. It thrives in sunny or semi-shady areas, and the soil should be well-draining, with a few organic and coarse materials added to aid plant growth. During the spring season, a little fertilizing and pH level adjusting may be necessary to promote healthy blooming and foliage. Similarly, regular deadheading of the flowers can encourage new blossoms, while pruning helps to keep the size and shape of the shrub in check.

For those in USDA Zones 9-11, the French Lace Lavender is also well suited for growing in pots. It requires moderate water input, and with appropriate attention it can easily be kept for many years.

In short, the French Lace Lavender makes a delightful addition to any garden with its oregano-scented flowers and feathery foliage. A low-maintenance plant, it rewards its growers with an abundance of attractively hued blooms and deliciously sweet fruits.

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