A favorite plant of many gardeners, Portuguese Lavender is a fragrant velvet-colored herb that adds a touch of spring to any space. This plant can be used to extract essential oil, repel insects, decorate presents, and spice dishes.
Commonly known as Portuguese Lavender, Broadleaved Lavender, Spike Lavender, and Aspic Lavender, Lavandula latifolia is a fragrant herb belonging to the Lamiaceae family. Native to Portugal, Italy, Spain, and France, this plant grows 10-30 in (30-80 cm) tall and spreads up to 1.6 ft (90 cm) wide. Its evergreen foliage has an elongated shape and is usually (3-5 cm) long. Lavandula latifolia is cherished for its fragrant flowers. They are produced at the top of slender and have a pale lilac coloring. The shrub’s blooming period falls for summer and early fall.