This delicate lavender is growing amongst the Canary Island plantings in front of the Glasshouse Range.
Lavandula pinnata (fern leaf lavender) grows to 1m in height and has aromatic, pinnate leaves (leaflets along both sides of the midrib), which are covered in fine silver hairs. In late summer this species produces flower spikes of two-lipped blue-purple flowers typical of the genus Lavandula. A native of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, this is a tender species requiring protection over winter. As with all of the Lavandula it thrives in a warm position in poor, well-drained soil, and prefers neutral to alkaline conditions.