Seed Savers Exchange Herb, Lavender English
(Lavandula angustifolia) (aka True Lavender) Western Mediterranean native. Essential herb with grey-green clustered foliage and short spikes of violet-blue flowers. Highly valued for cutting, drying, and the aromatic fragrance and essential oils it produces. Plants grow 12-20" tall. Perennial in zones 5-9.
You can sow seeds indoors or directly into the soil in mild areas starting around mid-spring.
This is a "cut-and-come-again" plant so you can harvest leaves as they mature. Keep the leaves well watered and cool.