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 …

Water-Wise Pollinator Gardens

Water-wise pollinator gardens are a great way to add interest and diversity to the landscape. Water-wise pollinator gardens attract bees, butterflies, moths, flies, beetles,bats, and even hummingbirds. Without pollinators, many of our food crops would not exist.

Many water-wise native and non-native plants can be used in the water-wise pollinator garden to provide nectar and pollen for insects and birds.

Many of these plants have interesting attractive flowers that add beauty to the landscape.  Many annual and perennial herbs are …