Lavandula stoechas Fairy Wings Purple
French Lavender

Lavandula stoechas Fairy Wings Purple

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Lavandula stoechas Fairy Wings Purple is a delightful French lavender that produces delicate purple flower heads, each topped with upright petals resembling wings or ears that flutter in the breeze. The flowers, like the narrow, silvery foliage, are wonderfully fragrant so this evergreen plant is often planted along paths, by doorways or in containers near the house.

Lavandula originates from the Western Mediterranean, Middle East and India but it was introduced to Britain early and by the 16th century was common in gardens. The name derives from the Latin to wash - ‘lavare’ - because the Romans used it extensively to scent water. Since then essential oil from lavender has been used medicinally and culinarily.


Flowers: June - July

  • Well drained soil
  • All aspects
  • Full sun

Hardy, but less so than other English lavenders so protect in harsh winters


Highly scented flowers, aromatic leaves