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French lavender

Lavandula stoechas

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'French lavender' is a plant in the Lavandula genus with a scientific name of Lavandula stoechas.

This is the plant grown commercially for its oils to be used in air fresheners and insecticides because its oils are harsher and more resilient.


Since its introduction to Australia, it has been deemed an invasive species. It was declared a noxious weed in Victoria in 1920.

It is a herb / flower that typically grows as a perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more.

French lavender is known for growing with a forb habit to a height of approximately 60.0 cm (that's 1.95 feet in imperial). This plant tends to bloom in late spring.

Popular varieties of French lavender include: Anouk, Otto Quast, Kew Red, Victory and Silver Anouk.

French lavender is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about French lavender have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow French lavender

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Use Zone 6 - Zone 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 6.6 and 8.5 as French lavender likes to be in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil. Keep in mind when planting that French lavender is thought of as hardy, so this plant will grow or become dormant during the winter.

See our list of companion Plants for French lavender to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing French lavender from seed

Transplanting French lavender

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as French lavender is a hardy plant.

How long does French lavender take to grow?

These estimates for how long French lavender takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.

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Days to Germination How long does it take French lavender to germinate?
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Average 7 days | Min 4 days | Max 70 days (3)

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Days to Maturity How long until French lavender is ready for harvest / bloom?
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Average 29 days | Min 15 days | Max 1203 days (2)

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Other names for French lavender

Italian lavender, Spanish Lavendar, Lavender, Butterfly Lavender, Papillon Lavender

Lavandula stoechas subsp. stoechas

Misspellings: Lavandar, Lavendar, Levendar

Latest French lavender Reviews

  • survived winter in style where other lavenders died back quite a bit. long bloom period, pretty flowers, great scent, healthy and compact.

    5 stars

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