What is the difference between English lavender and French lavender?

How do I identify English lavender?

Simply use your nose and eyes to identify lavender plants. Identify English lavender (L. angustifolia) by its sweeter fragrance with less of a camphor odor. You can also identify English lavender by its bloom period, which begins in early summer.

What type of lavender is best?

Best Lavender For Container Gardens & Flower Pots

  • ‘Goodwin Creek Grey’ French Lavender.
  • ‘Anouk’ Spanish Lavender.
  • ‘Silver Anouk’ Spanish Lavender.
  • ‘SuperBlue’ English Lavender.
  • ‘Thumbelina Leigh’ English Lavender.

What is French lavender good for?

English Lavenders are used more for therapeutic properties and are believed to help with digestion, tension headaches, bug bites, burns, and minor skin irritations. … The French Lavender scent is used more for its aromatic properties and considered good in cleaning products and products designed to freshen your home.

What is the best English lavender?

Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’

‘Hidcote’ is one of the best known of all lavender varieties, for good reason. It’s a compact variety of English lavender with mid-purple flowers and is ideal for planting in borders or as dwarf hedging.

What is the hardiest lavender?

The English lavender species (Lavandula angustifolia) are the most hardy of all lavender species, able to tolerate winter frosts, snow, wind and deer and rabbit resistance. English lavenders are hardy to zone 5 and can be grown in a temperate climate.

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Is English lavender Hardy?

Lavender hates heavy wet soils particularly in winter and it also dislikes shade. Even though English lavender is generally hardy throughout the UK, avoid planting in cold spots. Don’t prune it hard into old, bare wood as it will not regenerate well.

Why is it called English lavender?

The reason it’s now referred to as English lavender is because it was widely used as a perfume for English royals. Similarly, French lavender (Lavandula stoechas or dentata) is equally misleading — it is actually native to Spain. Hencet is sometimes called Spanish lavender!