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A front garden on the south side is predestined to capture the flair of Mediterranean gardens with blue flowering lavender bushes. You can find out here which varieties also feel at home north of the Alps. Be inspired by our ideas for imaginative plant compositions with lavender.

Lavender in front of the house blooms beautifully and smells fantastic

Hardy lavender varieties for the front yard - rich in flowers and frost-resistant

Lavender is native to the sun-drenched coastal regions of the Mediterranean. Because the plant thrives as a flowering subshrub, some of the prettiest varieties are sufficiently frost hardy for a front yard north of the Alps. The following overview reveals what these are:

  • Real lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), blue-violet flowers, height of growth 60-70 cm, hardy to - 28 degrees Celsius
  • Garden lavender 'Blue Mountain White' with pure white flowers, 60-70 cm high, hardy to - 28 degrees Celsius
  • Garden lavender 'Hidcote Pink' with soft pink flowers, 40-50 cm high, hardy to - 28 degrees Celsius

The premium variety Provence lavender 'Grappenhall' (Lavandula x intermedia) combines Mediterranean abundance of flowers with a seductive fragrance. This classic is the most used lavender to give a special aroma to famous perfumes. With its light purple flowers, 'Grappenhall' is a feast for the senses in the summery front garden.

Front yard design ideas with lavender

Have you discovered your very personal lavender favorite or have you fallen in love with all the hardy beauties? Then we have some creative suggestions on how to skilfully emulate a Mediterranean garden with lavender:

  • Tall lavender species with light flowers as decorative backdrop plants to create visual depth
  • Create a low hedge of lavender bushes as a flowering enclosure
  • Place them in terracotta pots next to the front door as a floral greeting

Lavender harmonises wonderfully with other Mediterranean herbs. Ideal plant neighbors are ornamental sage (Salvia officinalis), thyme (Thymus odoratissimus) or oregano (Origanum vulgare). But lavender also draws picturesque garden pictures in beds with grasses such as rainbow fescue (Festuca amethystina) or mosquito grass (Bouteloua gracilis). Optically, lavender enters into a wonderful partnership with roses. However, from a horticultural point of view, there are concerns due to the different site requirements.


In the small front garden there is rarely enough space available for expansive real lavender. However, you don't have to do without the floral touch of Provence, because the dwarf variety lavender 'Little Lottie' remains at a height of 25 to 30 cm, delights with delicate pink flowers from June to August and is completely hardy.

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