English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia 'Vera') in the Lavenders Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 18-24 inches
Plant Spread: 24-30 inches
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Fragrant
Other: Silvery
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Dark blue/Lavender
Other: Lilac-purple
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Culinary Herb
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt 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
Division
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
Bees
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Close-up of bloom.

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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-06-08Close-up of bloom.
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2013-06-28Beyond year two now, it appears to be firmly established here.
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Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
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 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi
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Comments:
Posted by chelle (N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b) on Nov 7, 2013 5:31 PM

This variety is a great choice for areas that are typically difficult for lavenders. It's the only one I've found yet that will shrug off our cold, wet winters and prosper in our sticky clay soil. My first plant is a few years old now, and still going strong.

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