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Lavandula stoechas Papillion | French Lavender - 10-30cm, 3lt

Lavandula stoechas Papillion | French Lavender - 10-30cm, 3lt

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Lavandula stoechas 'Papillon', commonly known as French Lavender or Butterfly Lavender, is a striking and aromatic perennial shrub highly prized for its unique and decorative appearance. This variety of lavender is renowned for its distinctive blooms, which feature a compact, bushy form adorned with upright flower spikes. Each spike is crowned with a cluster of small, dark purple flowers that are topped by conspicuous, petal-like bracts resembling butterfly wings, hence the name 'Papillon', meaning butterfly in French.

The foliage of Lavandula stoechas 'Papillon' is another of its attractive features. The narrow, grey-green leaves are evergreen, providing year-round interest and a pleasant aromatic scent when crushed. The foliage contrasts beautifully with the vivid flower spikes, creating an eye-catching display in gardens and landscapes.

Flowering from late spring to early summer, this lavender variety is a magnet for pollinators, attracting bees and butterflies, which adds to the vitality of any garden. Its blooms are also highly valued for their use in potpourris and sachets due to their strong fragrance.

Lavandula stoechas 'Papillon' thrives in well-drained, alkaline to neutral soils and requires full sun to flourish. It is well-suited for use in borders, rockeries, and containers, making it a versatile addition to various garden settings. In addition to its ornamental value, it is also a low-maintenance plant, requiring minimal watering once established and benefiting from an annual trim to maintain its shape and encourage further flowering.

While generally hardy, it can be susceptible to frost, so protection may be necessary in particularly harsh winters. Overall, Lavandula stoechas 'Papillon' is a delightful and robust choice for gardeners seeking a blend of beauty, fragrance, and ecological benefits.

  • Common Name

    Lavandula stoechas Papilliom

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    garden origin, England

  • Flower

    cluster of small, dark purple

  • Foliage

    aromatic, slender, grey-green leaves

  • Maturation period

    2–5 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


West–facing or South–facing or East–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun

Soil moisture


Growing Period




all year



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