This cultivar has the richest purple flowers of all lavenders which are borne from lovely silvery-grey foliage. Very fragrant flowers and foliage on compact plants. Easy to care for and enjoy. The Victorians always planted them right on a path so their skirts would brush the foliage and release the fragrance! Shear lavenders lightly in early spring just as they begin growth and again after flowering to keep tidy.
Europe and Western Russia
Dry grassy slopes amongst rocks, in exposed, usually parched, hot rocky situations often on calcareous soils.