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Lavandula dentata candicans - Gray Leaved French Lavender

Lavandula dentata candicans is noted for its fragrant flowers and leaves. The Gray Leaved French Lavender is not the culinary variety, see Lavandula intermedia Provence, Lavandula intermedia Fred Boutin, or Lavandula intermedia Grosso for cooking. The gray foliage contrasts well with the lavender flowers. Skippers and Dusky Mourning Cloak Butterflies come to this Lavender. The leaves of Lavandula dentata candicans have many teeth or lobes. Lavandula dentata candicans looks best if the dead flowers are removed at least a couple of times each season, though that task may be a bit tedious. The Grey Leaved French Lavender grows to 3 feet tall and can spread to 6 feet or more. Lavandula dentata candicans is quite drought tolerant once established and does not fare well with overhead water. Lavandula dentata candicans attracts a variety of butterflies to the garden including the Gray Hairstreak, Fiery Skipper, Mournful Duskywing, Sara Orangetip, and the California Dogface Butterfly. Lavandula dentata candicans is Winter hardy into the low 20°s F.

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Lavandula dentata candicans, Gray Leaved French Lavender