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Lavandula angustifolia 'Violet Intrigue'

Lavandula angustifolia 'Violet Intrigue' Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Skagit Gardens

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia 'Violet Intrigue' lah-VAN-dew-lah an-gus-tih-FOE-lee-ah Genus: Lavandula
'Violet Intrigue' exhibits the typical handsome gray foliage of good lavenders, but its form and flowers are particularly noteworthy. Each stem is strongly upright, and requires no staking, and the blooms are a deep violet that remains vibrant even when temperatures rise. Other than occasional deadheading, no additional maintenance chores are required.
Noteworthy characteristics: Strong, upright form. Deep violet flowers. Tolerant of heat and humidity.
Care: Provide full sun and humusy, very well-drained soil. Plants may be overwintered indoors in a warm, bright area or in a cold frame or unheated garage.
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Light Full Sun Only
Moisture Dry to Medium
Maintenance Moderate
Characteristics Attracts Butterflies; Fragrant Flowers; Fragrant Foliage; Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Early Summer; Late Summer; Summer
Foliage Color Silver/Grey
Flower Color Purple/ Lavender Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Dried Flower, Suitable as Annual
Style Herb Garden, Cottage Garden, Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest
Type Herbs,Perennials

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