Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia 'Silver Mist') in the Lavenders Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 16 - 20 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 16 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Semi-evergreen
Fragrant
Other: Silver
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Lavender
Other: Lavender-purple
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Culinary Herb
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
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
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.
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Posted by Catmint20906 (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Aug 23, 2014 8:58 PM

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) 'Silver Mist' is a lovely cultivar, featuring silvery foliage. It has been slower to establish itself and slower to grow in my zone 7a garden than either 'Hidcote' or 'Munstead'. It reportedly prefers dry soil and sandy loam.

Lavender's fragrant flowers and essential oil are commonly used as scents in many home products, including handmade soaps, bath oils, body lotions, and potpourris. Lavender can also be used as a culinary herb, and as a preventive measure against clothing moths, which are repelled by the scent.

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