Spanish Lavender grows great in Arizona. The antiseptic, piney fragrance of Spanish Lavender makes it an exceptionally fragrant landscape plant but not the first choice for use in cooking. English Lavenders, both Lavandula angustifolias and Lavandula latifolia, are preferred in the kitchen. French Lavender, Lavandula dentata is not culinary lavender but used as sachet fragrance.
This side yard used to be just dirt and the neighborhood cat toilet. I read that cat's don't like lavender so I planted a bunch of Lavender, along with Rosemary. Now I call it "Lavender Way". Pipsqueak (my cat) calls it a "Crying Shame".