Common Name: English Lavender
Flower Color:Purple 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:Midsummer, Late Summer
Attracts Wings:Attracts Butterflies, Bee Friendly
Critter Resistant:Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Seasonal Interest:Dried Seed Heads, Evergreen
Garden Style:Cottage, Eclectic, Formal, Prairie, Rock Garden
Other Features:Border Plant, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Fragrant Flowers, Fragrant Foliage, Mass Planting, Specimen, Focal Point
Origin:Not Native to North America
This is a very large, hedging lavender that can be used to create a border around the garden and also can be grown as a cut and dried flower for potpourri and culinary uses. It forms a very uniform, dense mound of silvery green foliage topped with tall wands of rich lavender purple flowers which are much darker than ‘Provence’.
In the north, this variety blooms from mid through late summer, but it blooms earlier in the south. Two year old plants in trials measured an impressive 4-4 ½’ across!
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.