Compact and hardy, blooms in its first year if started from seed
New, award-winning perennial is a compact, hardy Lavender. Produces uniform, vase-shaped plants 12" tall that actually begin blooming the first year from seed. Unusually sweet, clean lavender scent.Lamiaceae Lavandula angustifolia
This is the tallest type of Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) and can be distinguished by its smooth leaves and delicate sweet odor. It is commonly grown commercially for the production of perfume and is widely used as an ornamental by landscapers and gardeners alike. English lavender does better in cooler conditions than other types.
- Ease of Growing
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- Growing Habit
With adequate drainage, English Lavender is frost hardy and can withstand snow. This variety perennializes in zones 5 and up (zone 4 with protection).
- Spring Transplant
- Growing Season
- Short, Long
- Cultivar Type
- Growing Conditions
- Cold, Cool, Warm, Hot
English lavender is a fairly adaptable plant and can withstand heat, drought, and frost.
- Outdoor Growing Temp
- 50°F - 95°F
- Min Outdoor Soil Temp
The English lavenders are more tolerant of cold weather than the other types and even tolerate snow. Plant outside once the soil is at least 50˚F.
- Start Indoors
- Start Outdoors
- Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cool, Warm, Hot)
Lavender needs full sun for best growth, but will still thrive in cloudy conditions.
The young plants need watering regularly until they are well established. Older plants are very drought tolerant and don't need a lot of watering. Watering Lavender overhead can cause problems, so it wise to use drip irrigation.
Lavender will do well in average soil.
- Drought tolerant, Tolerates light frost, Tolerates hard frost
- Small Gardens?
Although Lavender is drought tolerant, when growing in a container it will need to be watered whenever the soil becomes dry. It's recommended to prune container grown Lavender in the early spring before buds form and also at the end of the growing season. These plants will benefit from being repotted annually, which is also a convenient time to add a light and well balanced feed of nutrients. Some varieties will grow rather large, and after a couple of years, they may need to be potted up into larger containers, or moved to the garden. The minimum sized container for the smallest growing varieties is about 6" in diameter, while large varieties need containers at least 1' in diameter. Be sure to place your container in sunny spot for heavier blooms.
- Attracts beneficial insects?
- Deep Purple
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- Taste Profile
Lavender leaves and flowers can be made into a tea, and that tea can be used for the popular refreshment, Lavender Lemonade. Leaves and flowers are also used as an herb to flavor meat and fish dishes.