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Spike lavender
(L. latifolia)

Spike lavender naturally grows in France, Spain, Italy and the Balkans.
Less cold tolerant than L. angustifolia.

Actually rare in gardens.

Superficially resembles L. angustifolia but has more camphorous scent.

Distinguished by very marked and frequent long lateral branches giving it a winged effect. Also has long, linear bracteoles.

Later flowering than L. angustifolia.

Used in less expensive lavender products such as some soaps, disinfectants and shampoos.

Also valued in preparation of pigments for porcelain painting and varnish for artists.