A hybrid of angustifolia and lanata (Woolly Lavender). The name x chaytorae is derived from Dorothy Chaytor who wrote a monograph on lavender in 1937. Hardy to about -10°C they are not quite as tough as the angustifolia and x intermedia lavenders due to the woolly foliage inherited from lanata, but these soft silver lovelies are so very attractive and richly scented.
Their soft, silvery-grey foliage provides a marvellous contrast with the sweet yet sharp scented purple flowers which appear from late June to late July. They also complement the greener foliaged angustifolia cultivars.