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Lavandula dentata - L.
                 
Common Name
Family Lamiaceae or Labiatae
USDA hardiness 8-11
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Arid regions, thickets, open woods, rocks on clay and siliceous soils[89].
Range Europe - W. Mediterranean to W. Asia.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Half Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Lavandula dentata


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Lavandula dentata
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Physical Characteristics
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Lavandula dentata is an evergreen Shrub growing to 1 m (3ft 3in) by 1 m (3ft 3in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 9. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Jul to August. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, lepidoptera.It is noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

Synonyms
Stoechas dentata.

Habitats
 Cultivated Beds; East Wall. In. South Wall. In. West Wall. In.
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses


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Vulnerary.

The flowering plant, and the essential oil, are vulnerary. The plant is used in the treatment of catarrh[61].
Other Uses
Incense;  Pot-pourri.

The plant, and especially the flowers, has a rosemary-like scent and is used in pot-pourri[238]. The flowering stems, once the flowers have been removed for use in pot-pourri etc, can be tied in small bundles and burnt as incense sticks[245].
Cultivation details
Succeeds in almost any soil so long as it is well-drained and not too acid[200]. When grown in rich soils the plants tend to produce more leaves but less essential oils[4]. Requires a warm sheltered position, protected from strong winds[11]. Grows well in a hot dry position[166]. When growing for maximum essential oil content, the plant must be given a very warm sunny position and will do best in a light sandy soil, the fragrance being especially pronounced in a chalky soil[245]. This species is hardy to about -10°c[184]. Another report says that it is only hardy to about -5c[200]. Plants strongly dislike winter wet and normally require winter protection when grown outdoors in Britain[1, 260]. Plants are not very long-lived and soon become straggly unless pruned. Any trimming of the plant is best done in spring and should not be done in the autumn since this can encourage new growth that will not be very cold-hardy[200]. The plant has a rich aromatic scent which is only slightly like lavender[182]. A good bee plant, also attracting butterflies and moths[30].
Propagation
Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed[4]. It usually germinates in 1 - 3 months at 15°c. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse or cold frame for their first winter, planting them out in late spring after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood 7 - 10cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Usually very east, a high percentage will root within a few weeks[78]. Grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter and plant them out in late spring after the last expected frosts. Cuttings 7cm with a heel succeed at almost any time of the year[1]. Layering.

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Lavandula angustifoliaEnglish Lavender, True Lavender23
Lavandula latifoliaSpike Lavender, Broadleaved lavender22
Lavandula stoechasFrench Lavender02
Lavandula x intermediaLavender, Lavandin22
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Elizabeth H.
Mr. M. Aziz Khan Thu Apr 28 06:37:20 2005
Characteristics of the plant LAVANDULA DENTATA as mentioned here, matches to a a kind of Lavender called "Rock Lavender". I have seen photo of Rock Lavender in some english book but its botanical name was not mentioned. Rock Lavender possesses thick and slightly round (egg shaped) leaves. It has useful medicinal value. I am interested to find some file photo of Lavender so as to know its botanical name and write some useful points about this plant. Thanks. My name is Mr.M.Aziz Khan. I am a Librarian. My e-mail address is: makhan253@hotmail.com
Elizabeth H.
Melanie Sun Oct 11 2009
What is the reason for its naming? What does is name mean? I need more info on this for my school assignment on Lavandula dentata. Regards, Melanie
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