Pairing superior silver-gray foliage with blue flowers, Lavender 'Goodwin Creek Grey' is easy to grow and blooms all summer long. 'Goodwin Creek Grey' tolerates heat and humidity better than other Lavenders. Its fresh rosemary-lavender scent is delightful and the dried flowers can be used in potpourri and sachets. This Lavender grows well in the garden or in containers, and can be brought indoors and placed on a sunny windowsill in zones 6 and colder at the end of the season.
Click on Growing Guide for instructions on how to keep this beauty growing all year round.
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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Average Customer Rating: (3 Reviews) Write a Review
bri from fairfield, ct
planted three in bed that contains rosemary, nepeta, salvia, roses, other larger lavender. appeared to establish themselves during season but only one survived winter, but not well - given that other lavender and even rosemary enjoy this protected spot I am surprised.
Sooner Girl from Edmond, OK
I was very excited to try this lavender but have been quite disappointed. The other traditional French lavender I planted at the same time has thrived while this variety struggled. I think I planted four of these and two grew well by the end of the summer while the other two were always half-dead. Even the ones that grew NEVER BLOOMED. I'm pretty sure they all died over the winter, which was incredibly mild. The other lavender is still going strong. I had all varieties of lavender mixed in with other plants in a sunny flowerbed.
gb from Central Illinois
My Lavener Goodwin Creek just arrived. The plants are beautiful and the scent is lovely. I plan to plant them along the sidewalk coming to my front door. Although they are so lovely, I may save 1 or 2 and give them as gifts. I am always impressed by the plants that come from White Flower Farm.
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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