Plants for Water-Wise Pollinator Gardens: Lavender (Lavandula species)


Plant Family

Mint Family (Labiatae /Lamiaceae)

Common Name



Lavender is a popular drought tolerant woody perennial native to the Mediterranean region of Europe. It is an aromatic sub-shrub and is used as an herb as well as for its fragrance.

There are many species of lavender but the most commonly planted types in the U.S. are the hardier English lavenders (Lavendula angustifolia).

Flower spikes range in color from white and pink to dark …