Lavandula stoechas pedunculata 'French Long'
French Long Lavender is perfect for drying, with very bright, two-tone blooms and an intense fragrance you will love. A great addition to the perennial garden or shrub border! The blooms on this plant are actually long, violet bracts topped with a few large petals of lavender. This creates a lovely bicolored look that sets French Long apart from English Lavenders. Even the stems are attractive, colored a bright magenta that holds well in the summer sun. Expect the first blooms in late spring or early summer. They last a long time, luring bees and butterflies in for lengthy visits, and their bold color complements the subdued grayish-green tones of the small, neat (and also highly fragrant!) leaves. Zone 7-9.