Unique variety that tolerates humidity
Fernleaf looks distinctively different than other garden lavenders. It has deeply lobed fern-like, silvery leaves that gives the foliage a handsome lacy appearance and long stems topped with graceful blue-violet trident-form flowers. Easily grown from seed, this first year flowering perennial has a bushy habit and blooms all summer long. Fernleaf foliage is highly aromatic with a hint of oregano and highly attractive to butterflies. Great for borders, beds, and containers.Lamiaceae Lavandula multifida
Fernleaf looks distinctively different than other garden lavenders. It has deeply lobed fern-like, silvery leaves that give the foliage a handsome lacy appearance and long stems topped with graceful blue-violet trident-form flowers. Easily grown from seed, this first year flowering perennial has a bushy habit and blooms all summer long. Fernleaf foliage is highly aromatic with a hint of Oregano and highly attractive to butterflies.
- Ease of Growing
- Grown as
- Growing Habit
With adequate soil drainage, Fernleaf Lavender is hardy down to 15˚ F.
- Spring Transplant
- Growing Season
- Short, Long
- Cultivar Type
- Growing Conditions
- Cool, Warm, Hot
Provide good air circulation and place in full sun.
- Outdoor Growing Temp
- 50°F - 95°F
- Min Outdoor Soil Temp
Hybrids and French lavenders are more tolerant of heat and can be planted when 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
- 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?
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
- Hardiness Zone
- Disease Resistance
- 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 to flavor meat and fish dishes.