Come! Ms. Dunlap will give two talks at the CNPS Conservation Conference Feb. 1-3 in LA!

One regarding a database of 3,700 nectar plants (& how to collect images to benefit pollinators), and the other regarding
a prototypical key incorporating a novel plant identification system that produced an order of magnitude improvement.

Lavandula buchii

Family: Lamiaceae

Common name: LAVENDER

Synonyms: Lavandula pinnata buchii, Lavandula pinnata var. buchii

Native to: Canary Islands

Sentiment: mistrust


Type: shrub

Forms: clumping, erect

Leaves evergreen

Max height: 3.3 feet

Max width: 3.3 feet


magenta/purple, secondary color present




Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly, bee, bird, specific butterfly species

Plant features: evergreen

Exposure: sun

Landscape uses: flower fragrant, hedge or edging

Propagates by: seed

flowers in summer

Soil type: well drained

USDA Zone: zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: +20 to +30 °F

Water: moderate

There are 57 species of Lavandula and several species and cultivars are in cultivation. LAVENDER, a member of the Lamiaceae family, is a widely available low-water plant that comes in a variety of heights from 1½ to 4 foot tall. They can be grown in Zones 5-10 and can be grown from seed.

Lavandula buchii, a shrub, grows to 3 1/2' high by as wide. Its fragrant purple flower blooms in summer. It prefers moderate watering and full sun. It can be grown in a container.

Lavandula attracts Pieris rapae, Cabbage White, and at least one Vanessa (Vanessa annabella or Vanessa cardui).

Pieris rapae 4
Lavandula buchii   botanischer garten  frankfurt am main   dsc02382 pd