We tested half a dozen pinks before settling on this excellent strain whose soft pink flowers are borne on stems seldom taller than 15in. The delicate hue seems to work a special magic with the muted foliage, adding warmth to a plant we generally think of as "cool." Mighty nice. 'Rosea' is a partner in our Pink Perfection collection.
Many gardeners grow Lavender for its fragrance, but the genus includes several excellent garden plants that should be more widely used for their midsummer beauty and resistance to heat and drought. The cool, gray-green foliage provides a perfect backdrop for the slender, arching flower stems. Some varieties are small, others tall, but they all prefer well-drained, sweet soil and full sun. Plant them in masses or form them into small hedges, and you'll find that they are attractive and useful long after the spent flowers have been clipped off.
Lavenders thrive in the arid West but are best treated as annuals or grown in fast-draining containers in the South.