Lavender, Lavandin 'Alba'

Lavandula x intermedia

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lavandula (lav-AN-dew-lah) (Info)
Species: x intermedia (in-ter-MEE-dee-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Alba
Additional cultivar information:(aka Hidcote White)




Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer


Grown for foliage



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Ukiah, California

Ridgefield, Connecticut

Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 5, 2007, felicia014 from Ridgefield, CT wrote:

I bought these kind of small and was disappointed last year with their initial growth. However this spring and summer they have really taken hold. They are not fragrant at all, but are a nice change from the blue/purple lavenders, and since I have a major deer problem I wanted something they wouldn't browse. Very nice little lavender.


On Jan 9, 2006, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have 10 year old shrubs in my garden. It needs trimming two times a year: after flowering only a little and late spring after frost has gone can trim it a little harder. Never cut down in the bold wood.. So it stays healthy and bushy. Lavandula x intermedia is a sterile hybrid. Probably from a cross of L. angustifolia and L. latifolia. It contains more this is the lavendula that is grown in France on the fields.


On Oct 15, 2004, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenes
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is a sterile hybrid, so no seeds will be produced. This lavendin has a beautiful habit of growth forming a dome of white flowers, worthy of a feature spot in the garden.
I have planted it as a hedge in my garden and will be interested to see how it performs

It has been known in Europe since 1880
It needs regular pruning to prevent it becoming woody