Lavandula lanata

Lavandula lanata, the woolly lavender, is a species of flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae,[2] native to southern Spain. An evergreen dwarf shrub growing to 1 m (3.3 ft) tall and broad, it is noted for the pronounced silver woolly hairs on its leaves, whence the Latin specific epithet lanata.[3] The deep violet purple flowers are borne on narrow spikes, and give off the familiar lavender scent.

Lavandula lanata
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Lavandula
L. lanata
Binomial name
Lavandula lanata

Lavandula tomentosa (Lundmark) Pau

Lavandula lanata is cultivated in temperate zones for its attractive appearance and fragrance.[4] It is hardy in mild and coastal areas, tolerating temperatures down to about −5 °C (23 °F), but preferring a warm, sheltered location in full sun. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.[5][6]


  1. ^ Rivers, M.C. (2017). "Lavandula lanata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T83764576A86136221. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T83764576A86136221.en. Retrieved September 5, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Lavandula lanata Boiss". Plants of the World Online. The Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. n.d. Retrieved September 5, 2020.
  3. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for Gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. ISBN 978-1845337315.
  4. ^ Upson and Andrews; The Genus Lavandula. (Kew, 2004)
  5. ^ "RHS Plantfinder - Lavandula lanata". Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  6. ^ "AGM Plants - Ornamental" (PDF). Royal Horticultural Society. July 2017. p. 59. Retrieved 19 March 2018.