This fragrant evergreen is Lavandula vera spica of some botanists; alba is a white garden variety. Everybody knows lavender, which is extensively grown for making perfume, and much used by housewives as a preservative of linen. The shrub will grow in almost any soil, and bear frequent shifting. It thrives on poor limestone. Clumps of lavender should be grown in every garden. A line beside a walk will scent the air delightfully for many weeks.
Handsome evergreens, the best known species of which is latifolium, which grows about three feet high and has white flowers in April; angusti-folium is a narrow-leaved variety of it. Palustre, white, May, is also offered. They are peat-lovers.
Near the Ledums; L. buxi-folium is the same as Ledum buxifolium; it grows about a foot high and has white flowers in May; prostratum is a garden form. Peat.