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, Early Fall
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, EdgingFragrant Flowers, Fragrant Foliage, Mass Planting
Origin:Not Native to North America
Plump, violet-blue flower spikes fill the air with their sweet fragrance. ‘Grosso’ is a larger plant. Its long flower stems make this variety especially good for use in bouquets.
L. intermedia tends to bloom a bit later in the summer than other lavenders with a possible repeat bloom towards fall. These hybrids were first developed in France for use in perfumes and essential oils.
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.