Growing Lavender is Easy
Gardening Tips for Growing Lavender
- Lavenders must be planted in well-drained soil. 0 tolerance for poor drainage. Adding sand to the soil can improve drainage quality
- They do not tolerate humidity – damp, still air makes them susceptible to fungus ailments
- Put your Lavenders in full sun. 6-8 hours of solid sunshine is best. These are Mediterranean natives!
Lavender BloomsIf you are growing Lavender for the blooms, harvest the flower stems early in the blooming cycle. You can prune them after flowering to help them maintain their shape. Lavenders make a lovely ornamental shrub.
Species of Lavender Plants
There are a number of different species of Lavender. Here are the ones we offer:
- Lavender Munstead – This is a wonderful dwarf variety, growing no larger than 18” with tightly held blooms. It has medium purple blooms and makes an attractive gray bush, perfect for hedging.
- Lavender Hidcote – A smaller Lavender plant at 12”, this Lavender makes a good culinary choice. It can be used in the garden as an accent plant, and it fits perfectly in a container.
- Lavender Grosso – Commonly grown for its thick, dark purple flower spikes. Grosso grows into a 16” high mound with a 3’ spread. This Lavender is also known as “Fat Spike.”
- Lavender Provence – A fragrant ornamental plant that reaches 2’ in height. It is a long blooming Lavender grown for its oil and dried blooms, which are edible.
- Lavender Phenomenal- Both cold hardy and tolerant to humidity. This Lavender is Phenomenal! This Lavender gets to be about 18" tall and spreads 36", the blooms are a dark purple and it's highly fragrant too!
- Lavender 'Goodwin Creek'- This one is more sensitive to cooler temperature. It is only perennial for zones 8-11. It has a sweet fragrant that attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. This Lavender is great to grow indoors with proper lighting. This will be a great eyecatcher with unique soft foliage and beautiful deep blue flowers!
- Lavender French- This is a perfect ornamental lavender. No other lavender looks like this with lovely fern-like foliage! Another Lavender that does not like the cold. This one is only perennial to zones 8-11 but will do great in a container. This lavender is does get pretty tall, reaching heights of 36"!