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:Late Spring, Early Summer, Midsummer, Late Summer
Attracts Wings:Attracts Butterflies, Bee Friendly
Critter Resistant:Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Seasonal Interest:Dried Seed Heads, Evergreen
Garden Style:Patio Container, Eclectic, Formal
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
Rich lavender flower spikes fill the air with their sweet, intoxicating fragrance all summer long. Though this cultivar was introduced to the trade in 1916, it remains one of the most popular today. Its compact habit and relatively short stature makes it a good choice for edging. This is often said to be the hardiest variety of all Lavender. It is very similar to ‘Hidcote’.
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.