Botanical nomenclature: lavandula pedunculata ssp pedunculata (lavandula stoechas ssp pedunculata) Cultivar: pedunculata ssp pedunculata Common name: lavender butterfly, Lavanda butterfly, papillon lavandula, alfazema papillon, Spanish lavender, French lavender, Spanish lavender. Family: lamiaceae Origin: Portugal and Spain Height: 45 - 75 cm Luminosity: full sun, partial shading Climate: see description below
Specie perene, extremely rare in cultivation and particularly ornamental, is distinguished by the presence of notable apricot bracelets.
The butterfly lavender is generally found in the mountains and on the great plain to the north, south, and center of Spain in soils and alkaline.
The species are potentially resistant to drying and their growth in those areas can be even neglected. Can be planted in the full sun in cold regions and with partial shading in the hottest regions of brazil.
Lavada espanhola will establish in its first year of cultivation to present you with its beautiful magic flower aroma during the second year. She flows during spring, summer, and autumn.
Your common name butterfly (papillon) looks to characteristic and charming the form of its flowers which consists of pedúnculos with two or more petals (in truth, bracelets) at its top.
The lavandas are mostly known in Portugal by the term of Arab origin "alfazemas".
Their flowers are used in the cuisine in various hot dishes, cakes, and sweets, and lend the flavor and aroma to gourmets vinegar.