Lavandula dentata var. candicans
Grey French Lavender
No list of grey-foliaged plants would be complete without the inclusion of lavenders, most of which have varying degrees of grey-hued leaves.
The narrow, toothed leaves of this specific selection are attractive in their own right and make for a top class foliage plant. Add to that their strong aromatic properties and the spikes of mauve-blue flowers, produced almost throughout the year, and you have the makings of a near perfect small shrub. It is ideal as a filler plant, low hedge, container subject or as a feature in the herb garden. It grows to one metre tall and slightly wider if left to grow to maturity. Well-drained soil conditions are essential and it withstands only mild cold and frost, being one of the less hardy lavenders available.