English lavender has silvery gray, aromatic foliage topped in summer with lavender-blue to dark purple flowers on long stems.
CareRequires good drainage; do not overwater. Grow at the base of a warm, sunny wall or in a container for overwintering. Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil.
PropagationSow seed in containers in a cold frame in spring. Layer or take semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
ProblemsFusarium root rot and leaf spot.
- Genus : Lavandula
- Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
- Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8
- Uses : Containers
- Tolerance : Deer Tolerant
- Moisture : Dry
- Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers, Fragrant Foliage
- Light : Full Sun
- Plant Type : Shrubs
- Bloom Time : Summer
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
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