Basics

Ease of Growing
Moderate
Grown as
Perennial
Growing Habit
Bush
Hardiness
Hardy

With adequate soil drainage, Fernleaf Lavender is hardy down to 15˚ F.

Crops
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
50°F

Hybrids and French lavenders are more tolerant of heat and can be planted when the soil is at least 50˚F.

Start Indoors
Yes
Start Outdoors
No
Light
Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cool, Warm, Hot)

Lavender needs full sun for best growth, but will still thrive in cloudy conditions.

Water
Low

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.

Feeder
Light

Lavender will do well in average soil.

Suitability
Drought tolerant
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
Yes

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?
Yes
Color
purple
Fruit Size
-"
Plant Height
18.0-24.0"
Plant Diameter
12.0-48.0"
Hardiness Zone
8-14
Disease Resistance
Deer
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.