French lavender (Lavandula pedunculata)

lavender essence

Plant lavandula pedunculata, also called French lavender, belongs to the Lamiaceae family and is characterized by its striking butterfly-shaped petals on one of its upper parts and the aroma that it emits around it, among others.

Features lavandula pedunculata

bush with blooming lavender

This plant is originally from Morocco and from a sector of western Turkey, which contrasts with one of its names that suggests that it was born in France. While his family is present in the Iberian Peninsula, where it is mostly found.

French lavender is considered a very unique bushy shrub that contains leaves of a color similar to the mixture or combination of green and gray and striking violet flowers that give it an attractive and pleasant image. This is due to its stems, floriferous, axillary leaves, peduncles, bracts, calyx narrow and with a height or total size not greater than 50 centimeters.

It should be noted that the ideal context or habitat for this plant is the spaces that have very drained soil, with banks and slopes bordered and in turn, patios and gardens with other plants around them. Other places prone to have this type of plant are fields, patios or gardens with pastures in poor condition, coastal areas with sand (away from water) and wastelands.


In turn, the entire cultivation process of this type of plant can be carried out in the soil (with the mentioned conditions) or from a pot, a custom of patio and garden owners to decorate the environment or give priority to other plants in the soil. To cultivate the lavandula pedunculata You do not need to have a particular sector, order or environment, but to strictly comply with requirements such as the aforementioned drained soil and that it be lit by the sun during the day.

Thus, the French Lavandula will be unable to be cultivated, grow and stay alive in dark places, such as under many trees that cast total shadeL and even absorb much of the rainwater.

It should be noted that this species has a particularity for which cultivating it implies a virtue for some: it attracts bees and pollinators, which is a kind of repeller of this type of bugs from your living room, kitchen or rooms in your house. The latter occurs mainly in country houses or located in regions with luck cast on nature.

There the quantity of bugs is abundant and this plant takes them with it and frees the house from these. It is also a plant that, due to its design, size and colors, decorates the places where it is present and is not harmful to the health of both adults and children, so in that sense, don't worry if you want to grow it. .

Of course, like most of the elements pertaining to botany, the lavandula pedunculata It must be developed in a protected area or position that allows it to be healthy. However this plant is very similar to the lavandula dentata, with the difference that the latter has a much shorter peduncle length, in addition to others that can be seen up close and knowing the qualities of both.

Lavandula pedunculata in flower

Beyond the similarities regarding their characteristics, forms of cultivation and places in which they must remain, each of these plants grows by itself and they are not prevented from being born or ending their life due to the other. If for some reason a species of the lamiaceae family becomes extinct, those that remain will be able to continue with their respective lives. Nor should they be next to or close to each other to enhance their growth.

Thus, la lavandula pedunculata it is a very useful plant, healthy, decorative and as it is attractive, it draws the attention of many critters (some dangerous like the bee) and allows you to rest calmly at home or eat without getting on your plate.



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