Spanish Lavender grows great in Arizona. The antiseptic, piney fragrance of Spanish Lavender makes it an exceptionally fragrant landscape plant but not the first choice for use in cooking. English Lavenders, both Lavandula angustifolias and Lavandula latifolia, are preferred in the kitchen. French Lavender, Lavandula dentata is not culinary lavender but used as sachet fragrance.
Lavender thrives in drought and poor soil; humidity and wet feet are its nemeses. If you live in a humid climate or have poor-draining soil, consider growing Spanish lavender or French lavender (L. dentata).
Loose plantings surrounded by a boxwood hedge is such a classic English garden theme. Love this garden armillary surrounded by blooming Spanish lavender, English boxwood, and lamb's ears. Designed by Brian Maloney Design.