Lots of French Lavender flowers, also called Spanish lavender, topped lavender in blue purple blossoming in the garden in Tasmania, Australia (Lavandula stoechas)

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Lots of French Lavender flowers, also called Spanish lavender, topped lavender in blue purple blossoming in the garden in Tasmania, Australia (Lavandula stoechas)

By Mary Ellen Ellis When it comes to French vs. English lavender there are some important differences. Not every lavender plant is the same, although they are all great to grow in the garden or as houseplants. Know the differences between these popular types to choose the best one for your conditions and needs. Are English and French Lavender Different? They are related, but different types of lavender. French lavender is Lavendula dentata and it is not actually that commonly cultivated, although we often think of France when picturing fields of lavender. English lavender is Lavendula angustifolia. This variety is much more commonly cultivated and is typical in gardens and containers. Here are some other important differences: Hardiness. A big difference between French and English lavender is that the latter is much hardier. French lavender is only hardy through about zone 8 and won’t tolerate cold winters. Size. French lavender

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