Lavender ( Lavandula angustifolia )
Height : 46cm to 71cm included
Origin : West Mediterranean
Environment : In full sun. Thrives on rich, deep, well-drained soil, but grows also on rocky arid terrains
Climate : Warm, temperate. Frost-intolerant.
Lavender is a Mediterranean shrub that is cultivated worldwide because of the beautiful scented flowers. The name Lavanda is a Latin verb meaning 'to be washed', and hints at the Latins' habit of using Lavender flowers to scent the water for washing themselves. Today, Lavender is mostly used for garden decoration, but
essential oil and tea with curative properties are also produced. Lavender ranks high as a sustainable crop because it does not rely on pesticides and fertilizers.