Canary Island lavender

  • Canary Island lavender
  • Canary Island lavender
  • Canary Island lavender
  • Canary Island lavender


An insular botanical treasure

Lavender, with its delicious scent and numerous therapeutic properties, is an emblematic plant found in many regions of the world. Here at our four-star campsite Les Jardins de La Pascalinette ® in La Londe, you’ll be able to spot it as soon as you arrive in the pot at Reception!

Few people are familiar with Canary Island lavender – a unique and precious variety found exclusively in this Spanish archipelago in the Atlantic.

Bearing the Latin name Lavandula canariensis, this lavender variety is endemic to the Canary Islands, where it thrives on the volcanic soil and subtropical climate. That’s also why it appreciates the climate of the Var area, French Riviera-Côte d’Azur and you’ll find it in many of Nos Coins de Paradis ® (Our Corners of Paradise)!

Easy to spot with its long, thin stems and delicate purple flowers, it offers a captivating visual show, especially when its blooms stretch across entire landscapes.

Ancient uses

In addition to its aesthetic appeal, Canary Island lavender boasts remarkable medicinal properties. Traditionally used by the archipelago’s inhabitants for its soothing and relaxing properties, it is often used in aromatherapy and cosmetics. Its essential oil is prized for its calming effects on the body and mind, promoting relaxation and well-being. It also wards off moths and lice.

It was used by the Romans to preserve linen and perfume baths. In Provence, it has been used to formulate perfumes and medicines since the Middle Ages.


Latin name :Lavandula canariensis
Family :Lamiaceae
Genus :Lavandula
Species :canariensis
Color :Purple blue
Origin :Canary Islands
Foliage :PeEvergreenrsistant
Port :Shrub
Height :50-70 cm
Flowering :June, July, August, September, October
Canary Island lavender

Did you know?

A festival is held on the island of Tenerife every year to celebrate this iconic plant