This form has very deep violet-blue blooms and is also extremely compact. It grows to about 20″. Excellent for small hedges. We use it, along with the other Lavenders we offer, as a foil for the many bright colors in our Rose garden.
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.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
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Grandy from Fairfield Glade, TN
I have had great success growing Lavandula Angostifolia "Hidcote". It survived one of the worst ice storms here in my zone 6 garden. It is now blooming and lovely. I am all set to order another dozen plants. I like that they are compact and not sprawling like the Intermedia "Grosso". Of course I amended my heavy clay soil with sand and soil conditioner and mounded the planting area in a little 'hill".
SmokySpaniel from Lansing MI
We planted these 3 years ago to line our walk to the house. The first year won't seem like much, but the second year showed strength. By the third year they are off to the races. Wonderful color blooms with beautiful foliage. Don't overwater. Hasn't needed fertilizer, it is just happy to grow. Now 24" - 28" spread.
Latin Name Pronunciation: lav-an'dew-luh
These aromatic subshrubs are popular in herb gardens as well as in the perennial border. The intensely perfumed blue-violet, mauve, pink, or white flowers are treasured for drying and making potpourri. The foliage of Lavender is a standout in the garden where its silvery or gray-green hues contrast nicely with its neighbors. Lavenders thrive in the arid West, but are best grown as annuals or container plants in the South, as they do not thrive in areas of high humidity (with the exception of Lavandula dentata and L. stoechas). Most are hardy from Zones 5 to 9; Spanish Lavender (L. stoechas) is only hardy in Zones 7 to 9.
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Companions: Lavenders are lovely as an edging plant in the garden where they complement many other perennials, including Roses, Hardy Geraniums, Catmints (Calamintha), and Shasta Daisies (Leucanthemum x superba).
Pruning: Lavender is a woody subshrub, and pruning techniques should reflect this.
Harvesting and Using Lavender: Flower spikes have the strongest scent just as the pretty little flowers begin to open.
Reflowering: If old flower spikes are sheared off after the first bloom period, a second flush of flowers may occur later in the season.
Calendar of Care
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