Manor Farm Herbs
Manor Farm
Fringford
Bicester
Oxfordshire OX27 8DP

French Lavender

Lavender stoechas 'Blue Star'

Height:
40cm (16in)
Suitable for:
Borders, edging and containers in full sun and well drained soil.
French Lavender: Lavender stoechas 'Blue Star'

Blue Star is a neat evergreen lavender which is stronger growing and hardier than the normal french lavender, being bushier with wider leaves and larger flowers.

It has a balsam-like, almost antiseptic aroma, rather resembling that of rosemary, which makes it unsuitable for culinary use. It is however particularly fine as an ornamental plant and the flowerheads look especially attractive in pot pourri.

French lavender can be made into herb tea, most usually in southern Europe, where it is used to treat nausea and headache.