Light green ferny foliage is finely divided into many branched segments. Wiry 15 inch flower stems support showy, light purple flowers divided into 3 segments. In frost free areas this species will bloom almost continuously. Plants that are frost damaged rarely survive. In these areas grow fernleaf lavender as an annual – it will bloom from almost the moment you plant it until the day it freezes, so you certainly can’t complain that it doesn’t give you enough flowers to enjoy! Unlike other lavenders, the fragrance of flowers and foliage is lemony, with an earthy undertone. Of all the lavenders, this one attracts the most butterfly activity.
This lavender can be grown in partial shade and still thrive, especially in hot dry climates. Grow in mixed containers and get a real bang for your buck – it will outflower almost everything else!