Robust perennial herb to 1 m tall. Leaves roundish, woolly, wrinkled, stalkless. Flowers in a terminal spike, lilac. [M. rotundifolia of authors not (L.) Hudson]
S and W Europe
Combines the scent of ripe apples with a true mint flavour.
M. ×rotundifolia (L.) Hudson is highly variable in characters between its parents and is listed under the above common names as a fertile hybrid between M. longifolia (L.) Hudson and M. suaveolens; it is naturalised in SA, Vic and NSW and may be confused with the sterile M. ×villosa.
Source: (2002). Lavandula. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.
Leaves with white variegation and an apple scent. [M. rotundifolia 'Variegata']