Narrow-leaved lavender

Lavandula angustifolia

The Narrow-leaved Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is an evergreen small shrub from the Lamiaceae family. Its plants tend to become bushy but in order to maintain their compact habit and profuse flowering the lavender needs systematic trimming. It develops narrow, ornamental silvery leaves in the shade of violet, blue or white (depending on a variety) gathered in spikes. It prefers sunny positions and well drained, permeable soil, best with a considerable content of calcium.