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Sweet Lavender

Sweet Lavender

A Heavenly Scent!
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Striking royal purple-blue blossoms and silver-green foliage—all in one hardy, fast-growing plant. Perfect as a border plant, low hedge, cut flower or dried in fragrant sachets.

Product Information:

Light: Full sun
Height: 18-24"
Deer Resistant
Bloom Time: Summer
Size: Bareroot
Zones: 5 to 8

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Sweet Lavender Product Details

Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia
Form: Evergreen perennial/small shrub
Sun Exposure: Partial Shade/Full Sun
Height/Habit: A broad mound 18 - 24"
Spread: 18" - 24" +
Spacing: 12" - 18"
Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8
Foliage Type: Gray-green almost white when young, evergreen needle-like, 1 1/2" - 2" long, 1/4" wide.
Flower Form: Many very tiny flowers form whorls along a terminal spike up to 8" long.
Flower Color: Lavender.
Flowering Date: Mid summer.
Planting Requirements: Where marginally hardy, plant near a sunny wall.
Soil Requirements: A well-drained, sandy soil is important.
Growth Rate: Moderate once established, which takes approximately 4 - 6 weeks.
Unique Characteristics: Not only is this perennial indispensable for its strong fragrance, but it is a lovely component for the garden. The neat mounds can be used as low hedges, edges for a border, interplanted amongst other perennials in a flower bed and it is very attractive in a container. Lavender has been a garden favorite for years and the flowers can be cut to dry for fragrancing a home. This is one of the most durable available and asks only for hot summer sun and a well drained site out of the wind. Thrives in baking hot situations where many other plants will not grow.
Pruning: Trim back spent flower stems & shear back to 12" - 15" annually.
Additional Information: This plant does not like humid weather. Tends to like it more on the dry side, which also helps deter disease.
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great plant Review by Goli - potomac, MD
Posted on 2013-05-19 23:58:31

I received my plants and didn't have time to put them in ground for a month. They all survived and thrived. Very Hardy. I'm happy with my purchase.

Gorgeous Review by Pat - Knoxville, TN
Posted on 2012-08-18 15:19:09

Lavender will really take off after they have been in the ground for a year. Will get blooms the first summer, but not a lot. Be aware that they cannot tolerate really wet winters. I have 2 that are 12 yrs old, & the past 2 wet winters here have taken their tole on 1 of them. They have gotten to be about 4 ft wide in that length of time though & have thousands of blooms @ least twice in a season. Love them.

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Sweet Lavender is sometimes called English lavender, but its origins trace to a place quite different than the British Isles—it actually comes from the Mediterranean. Because its sweet scent is universally loved, Sweet Lavender has made its way to countries across the world.

Sweet Lavender has fantastic flowers and fragrance; this plant is also extremely durable. Many in North America choose lavender because it can survive humidity and winter moisture, unlike many other strands of lavender. The Sweet Lavender prefers as little humidity and as much sun as possible. The resilient Lavandula Angustifolia can also resist droughts, deer, and rabbits.

Sweet Lavender is a perennial, so its soothing scent and soft color can be enjoyed year-round if properly cared for. Because it originates in the Mediterranean, it's no surprise that one should plant this flower in a sunny spot with well-drained soil. The right conditions will allow the Lavandula Angustifolia to grow up to 30 inches in height, and spread up to 18 inches wide. These dimensions might explain why Sweet Lavender is often used as a border or hedge in gardens. Of course, lavender is a popular cut flower. Most wait until the sun comes out to clip their bouquets, as it's said that the fragrance is best when the flower's leaves are a little dry. It's also easy to turn Sweet Lavender into potpourri: simply pluck the plant's matured purple spikes (they're best around 32 weeks old), bag them, and hang them in a cool place to air dry.

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