This is a wonderful southern lavender! Variety is called 'Silver Sands' Once you smell the essential oil off of this plant, you will take one home. Great for the scent and espcially a great smelling deterent for those pesty mosquitoes. We have found they are best suited in filtered light all day or in a part sun setting. Only care is the water needs; to much will rot them out, not enough will dry them out especially while blooming. They typically bloom in the spring and early summer. If you figure out the right space and needs and youll enjoy frangrance year after year!!!