Common Name: English Lavender
Flower Color:Purple-blue shades
Foliage Color:Green shades
Sunlight:Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Water Requirements:Low Water Needs
Soil Quality:Poor Soil Quality
Soil Chemistry:Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0), Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
Bloomtime:Early Summer, Midsummer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Attracts Wings:Attracts Butterflies, Bee Friendly
Critter Resistant:Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Seasonal Interest:Dried Seed Heads, Evergreen
Garden Style:Patio Container, Cottage, Eclectic, Formal, Prairie, Rock Garden
Other Features:Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Edging, Fragrant Flowers, Fragrant Foliage, Mass Planting
Origin:Not Native to North America
Long blooming, deer and rabbit resistant, drought tolerant, and very easy to grow.
‘Essence Purple’ forms a perfect rounded ball-shaped, uniform, dense clump of green, aromatic foliage. In our trials, the plants retained their shape all season without opening up or discoloring.
It starts to bloom about 10 days earlier than standard Lavenders , producing a profusion of bright blueberry colored flower spikes for many weeks. The stems are just the right length for cutting for fresh or dried bouquets.
If you’ve been growing the same varieties of Lavender forever, it’s time to give this new kid on the block a try. You won’t be disappointed!
Lavender has been grown for centuries for its intensely fragrant flowers and beautiful appearance. It is a staple item of every sunny garden, and its dried flowers are widely used in potpourris and arrangements.