White French lavender

Lavandula stoechas subsp. stoechas f. leucantha 'Snowman'

White French lavender - Lavandula stoechas subsp. stoechas f. leucantha  'Snowman'

Common Name: White French lavender
Genus: Lavandula
Species: stoechas subsp. stoechas f. leucantha
Cultivar: 'Snowman'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Good for wildlife, Suitable for growing in containers

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 0.40 m (40 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: June & July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained


As the name suggests this French lavender has spikes of pure white flowers topped with distinctive white butterfly-like tufts from late spring to summer and grey-green aromatic leaves. It makes a striking feature planted en masse as a fragrant edging for a sunny protected border along a path or in a container. Like most French lavenders this is earlier flowering than its English cousins but associates well with them if you want to prolong the season of lavender in your garden. The flower-spikes are also a magnet for bees and other beneficial insects. In frost-prone areas it is best grown in a large container and over-wintered indoors.

  • Garden care: Cut back the stalks after the flowers have faded to retain a compact shape. Carefully trim back in April taking care not to cut into old wood.


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