English lavender

Lavandula angustifolia

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Lavender is a great plant for wildlife gardens, providing nectar for bees and butterflies. It is a hardy, evergreen shrub which flowers throughout the summer.

How to identify

Silvery grey leaves and clusters of small purple flowers at the top of thin spikes.

Where to find it

Gardens throughout the UK


When to find it

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How can people help

The Wildlife Trusts recognise the importance of healthy habitats to support all kinds of species, so are working closely with farmers, landowners and developers to promote wildlife-friendly practices. You can help too: encourage pollinators in your garden by providing nectar-rich flower borders. To find out more about gardening for wildlife, visit our Wild About Gardens website: a joint initiative with the RHS, there's plenty of facts and tips to get you started.

Species information

Common name
English lavender
Latin name
Lavandula angustifolia
Up to 100cm tall
Conservation status