English Lavender

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English Lavender

Lavandula angustifolia
Lavender; English Lavender; Lavandula
1.5

2.5 feet
2.5

3.5 feet
Spain, western Mediterranean
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Sun; evergreen, with cool silver leaves and a sweet clean scent. The name derives from Latin lavare, “to wash,” for lavender has long been used in soaps and toiletries. A Mediterranean plant, lavender soldiers right through the summer in Texas, but it can’t handle poor drainage or wet feet in winter. Even long periods of rainy weather can be a problem. The purple blooms attract bees and butterflies, along with other suitors; lavender is a classic symbol of love and was long used to perfume linens, clothing and nosegays.

Maintenance

Provide good drainage and air circulation between plants for best growth; lavender is an excellent choice for raised beds. Prune in spring (not autumn.) Avoid wetting in winter, when dampness can be an issue for lavender.

Features

Plant Type:
Herb
Size:
1.5-2.5' H, 2.5-3.5' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Sandy, Thin, Well drained
Wildlife:
Butterflies, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Lavender, Purple
Bloom Time:
March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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