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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.

Lavandula dentata candicans, Gray Leaved French Lavender

Purple flowers and silver-gray foliage of Lavandula dentata candicans - Gray Leaved French Lavender. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other plants from the Lavandula Genus featured on this site:
Lavandula allardii Meerlo
Lavandula dentata
Lavandula Goodwin Creek Grey
Lavandula heterophylla
Lavandula intermedia Fred Boutin
Lavandula intermedia Grosso
Lavandula intermedia Provence
Lavandula multifida
Lavandula pinnata buchii
Lavandula stoechas Atlas
Lavandula stoechas Coco Blue White
Lavandula stoechas Madrid Purple
Lavandula stoechas Otto Quast
Lavandula stoechas Silver Anouk