Lavandula x intermedia 'Abrialii'



The deep purple flower bracts of Abrialii Lavender

The first Lavandin to be cloned or propagated was Lavandula x intermedia Abrialii in the late 1920's. A natural cross between L. angustifolia and L. spica, Abrial Lavender was the plant of choice for oil distillation until it was hit hard by a disease. Much of it was replaced by another Lavandin, Super. These two Lavandins closely resembled the harder to grow Lavandula angustifolia and gave more oil per plant. In the 1970's lavender grower Pierre Grosso developed the Lavandin, Grosso Lavender, which was more robust and is now the most widely cultivated Lavandin.

Abrial is a little shorter than Grosso, but it has the same deep purple flower bracts (instead of green like many lavenders) which may make it the perfect choice for down in front.


Dark Purple flowered Abriali Lavender

Like all Lavandula x intermedia vaieties, Abrial makes an attractive fragrant hedge. When the bloom is finished it can be sheared into any shape, but be sure to take off about a third of the stems to promote bushiness and good flower pattern the next spring.

Abrialii Lavender in a row


Abrial Lavender is one of the six plants chosen to be in our Crafter's Herb Garden for Zones 5-11, and would make a great addition to our Zone 5 Fragrant Herb Garden Six Pack.

This plant is often available in plug trays. These trays hold 128 of all the same plant.  They are a great low cost way to fill a lot of space. Each cell is 3/4 of inch by 3/4 of an inch. Check here to see if Abrial Lavender Plug Trays are available.


Cultural Information

Height: 2 Feet    

Hardiness: Perennial
in Zones 5-11

Flower Color: Purple

Characteristics: Full Sun,
Water Conserving    

Uses: Dried Flower, 
Fragrant Ornamental

Organic Abrial Lavender Plant

$4.95 per 3 inch pot


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