Lavender – French
Lavendula candicans 'Dentata'

Zone: 8 - 10
Height: 36"

General: French (Dentata) lavender is a French variety. It has larger, fuzzy, gray-green foliage that is narrow ans finely toothed. It yields upright flower spikes with purple blooms. It's commonly used for its essential oils for perfumes. It also is easily pruned.

Medicinal Uses: French lavender is a very popular type of lavender and has a multitude of uses both medicinal and relaxation oriented. With its strong wound-healing properties lavender oil can be used on minor cuts and grazes by simply dabbing a few drops straight onto the affected area. Lavender oil is also anti-bacterial and anti-fungal and can help cleanse the skin and prevent and heal spots and irritation. It is also a mild analgesic and a few neat drops of lavender oil gently massaged onto the temples can help stop a persistent headache. Another use is as an anti-inflammatory and can be used to cool, relieve and help heal burns and sunburns. Finally, lavender oil is soothing, calming and relaxing. Adding it to baths or carrier oil for a massage can ease away stress and aid in a good nights sleep.

Ornamental Uses: The actual blossoms of the French lavender plant are not particularly fragrant and are largely used for decorative purposes. Its blooms are a less vivid violet color and it has serrated leaves.

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