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Lavandula × intermedia

Object Details

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Smithsonian Gardens Display Collection
On Display
Arts and Industries Building
Accession Number
2021-0635A
Description
This popular lavender is slightly less hard than L. angustifolia, but grows larger with more flower spikes than other Lavenders. It is native to a region of Spain and France were its two parents (L. angustifolia and L. latifolia) grow naturally. This lavender needs full sun to grow well.
Hardiness
-20 - 20 F
Attracts
Bees, butterflies
Bloom Time
July to September
Ethnobotanical Uses
Dried for potpourris
Parentage
Lavandula angustifolia x Lavandula latifolia
Provenance
From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
Topic
Display Gardens
Living Collections
Range
SE France to NE Spain
Life Form
Herbaceous perennial
Bloom Characteristics
Spikes of purple flowers are 1-1.7" (2.5-4.3 cm) long.
Foliage Characteristics
Narrow, gray-green leaves are up to 2.5" (6.4 cm) long.
Fragrance
Lavender
Data Source
Smithsonian Gardens
Common Name
Lavandin
Lavender
Group
[vascular plants]
Class
Equisetopsida
Subclass
Magnoliidae
Superorder
Asteranae
Order
Lamiales
Family
Lamiaceae
Genus
Lavandula
Species
× intermedia
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ax7daada683-cfaf-47ff-932b-5879dd9f696c
Record ID
ofeo-sg_2021-0635A
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