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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 12-36 inches
Plant Spread: 24 inches
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Other: Gray-green
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Flower Time: Other: Early spring until the first hard freeze
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Culinary Herb
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Other: can cause allergic reactions
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Other info: Plant lavender seeds beginning in summer and through the fall months. Slow to germinate, lavender seeds require patience. It will take about eight weeks for the seeds to develop enough to transplant to their final location.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: Cut tender shoots that are around 2-4 in long with around 3-5 nodes. Avoid woody stems. Cut just below the last node.
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: Other: UC Davis Arboretum All Star


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Plant Events from our members
flaflwrgrl On April 6, 2015 Bloomed
flaflwrgrl On October 29, 2014 Obtained plant
From Santa Rosa Gardens in pot.
chelle On May 4, 2015 Transplanted
Rock Garden, W end, upper tier, near stump.
chelle On April 9, 2015 Obtained plant
Probably not hardy here

RobGlen On August 25, 2018 Miscellaneous Event
Four lavender plants died. Planted in full sun. Eight plants remaining.
RobGlen On June 22, 2018 Obtained plant
Purchased 12 of these plants.
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